Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘in a class of his own’, James Baillieu is a prize-winner of the Wigmore Hall and Das Lied
International Song Competitions. He was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2010 and in 2012 received a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship.
An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James has given recitals throughout Europe and further afield. He collaborates with singers and instrumentalists including Lawrence Power, Jack Liebeck, Adam Walker, the Elias, Signum and Heath Quartets, Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Annette Dasch, Pumeza Matshikiza, Ben Johnson, Allan Clayton, Ailish Tynan, Ian Bostridge, Thomas Quasthof and John Mark Ainsley. Venues include Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Paris Auditorium du Louvre, Bridgewater Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin and the Bergen, Spitalfields, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, City of London, St Magnus, Verbier and Aix-en-Provence Festivals.
James studied at the University of Cape Town and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was appointed a Professor of Piano Accompaniment in 2011, and awarded an ARAM in 2012.
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