Organist James McVinnie is internationally renowned both as soloist and ensemble player, and is recognised for his fresh approach to the repertoire. Recent highlights have included concerts in the Holland Festival with Oneohtrix Point Never and the Nederlands Kamerkoor, the Salzburg Festival with Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the BBC Proms with Zürcher Kammerorchester, the opening night of Southbank Centre’s 2014 Meltdown, curated by James Lavelle, and at the MusicNOW festival, performing alongside Philip Glass, eighth blackbird and Sufjan Stevens, curated by Bryce Dessner of indie rock band The National.
James made his debut at London’s Royal Festival Hall in March 2014, giving one of the six reopening recitals on the refurbished iconic 1954 Harrison & Harrison organ. James previously held organ playing positions at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, St Albans Cathedral, and at Clare College, Cambridge where he was a student of music and Organ Scholar. His teachers were Sarah Baldock, Thomas Trotter and Hans Fagius.
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