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


James Woodrow combines a varied performing career on both modern and baroque violins with a strong dedication to teaching. In addition to teaching privately, he is currently visiting teacher of violin at Solihull School.

James 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.

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 over a dozen commercial recordings as an orchestral player, including several recordings with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Solo recitals include St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bradford Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral, Bury Parish Church, Whitworth Art Gallery and St Annís Church, Manchester. He recently performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto with the Piccadilly Sinfonietta at St Annís Church, Manchester.

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 has a keen interest in exploring some of the hidden corners of the violin repertory. This has resulted in a number of varied performance projects including performances of some of the earliest violin sonatas on baroque violin (his recording on YouTube of Mariniís Sonata Quarta has been used in academic journals on 17th Century music), a probable first complete cycle of the sonatas of Andreas Romberg, Mendelssohnís little known D minor violin concerto and an ongoing exploration of music for violin alone on his YouTube channel.

Contact James

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

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