Freddie James

Freddie James

Key Facts

  • Instrument: ¬†Organ

Biography

Freddie James began his musical education at Southwark Cathedral where he was a chorister for seven years. He was a music scholar at Westminster School during which time he was Organ Scholar at Croydon Minster. After leaving Westminster School he spent a year studying organ at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Prof. Jacques van Oortmerssen and was Assistant Organist of the Basilica of St Nicholas, Amsterdam. His studies in Amsterdam were assisted by a Nicholas Danby Trust bursary and a grant from the Eric Thompson Trust. In June 2013 Freddie graduated with a double first from St John’s College, Cambridge, where he was organ scholar for the three years and studied with Dr Gordon Stewart. He then he stayed in Cambridge to study for a M.Phil, supported by an AHRC Studentship. Freddie has given many recitals, including at the Hereford Three Choirs’ Festival, Westminster Abbey, St Peter’s Cathedral, Belfast, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Coventry Cathedral, Grote Laurenskerk, Rotterdam and King’s College, Cambridge. Freddie won all the prizes in the Fellowship examinations of the Royal College of Organists and was awarded both a Silver Medal and the WT Best Scholarship by the Worshipful Company of Musicians and a Scholarship by the Nicholas Danby Trust.

Freddie can be contacted on ftljames@aol.com