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Mr James Woodrow BMus(Hons) DipABRSM
Mr James Woodrow BMus(Hons) DipABRSM


James Woodrow studied violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, principally under Steven Wilkie, gaining a first class honours degree. At the end of his studies at the RNCM, James was awarded the Roger Raphael Prize for his contribution to RNCM chamber music; while his quartet collectively won the Schubert and the Nossek Prizes.

As a performer, James performs on both modern and baroque violins. This has led to a very varied performing career, as a chamber musician/recitalist and orchestral musician, encompassing diverse repertoire. Solo recitals include St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bradford Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral, Bury Parish Church and St Annís, Manchester. He recently performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta, and has previously performed concertos by Bach and Mendelssohn with orchestra. In 2018 he presented a likely first cycle of the complete piano and violin sonatas of Andreas Romberg, with performances in York, Solihull and London.

Jamesís interest in orchestral playing developed during his two years with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He has played with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Skipton Camerata (regularly as principal second violin) and with Manchester Concert Orchestra amongst others. He has played on a dozen commercial recordings as an orchestral player.

On baroque violin, he has performed with the International Baroque Players, Charivari Agréable, English Haydn Festival Orchestra, Fiori Musicali, Hanover Band, 18th Century Sinfonia, Baroque in the North, Eboracum Baroque and the newly formed Manchester Baroque.

James is a dedicated teacher. In addition to teaching privately, he is visiting violin teacher at Solihull School.

Contact James

Address: Manchester
Greater Manchester
M13 9GG
Phone: 07531947931
Fee (40 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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