Praised for his versatility and command of repertoire from the Baroque to the present day, James Sherlock performs widely as both Conductor and Pianist in venues such as the Carnegie, Tchaikovsky and Forbidden City Concert Halls, the Concertgebouw and all the major halls in Great Britain. In the past season he made conducting debuts with the English Chamber Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, and collaborated with many of today’s major artists including Dame Felicity Lott, KS Angelika Kirchschlager, Raphael Wallfisch and Dame Shirley Bassey. He was selected by the London Symphony and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras as the young British conductor to take part in their International Artists Academy in Berlin and Aix-en-Provence.
James studied at Trinity College Cambridge, the Guildhall School of Music, the Georg Solti Accademia and the Franz Schubert Institut. He has won top prizes including the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition and the ROSL award for accompanists, Das Lied International Song Competition, the BBC Performing Arts Trust, Award for Young Concert Artists and Gold Medallist at the Marcello Galanti International Organ Competition. His recordings have won awards from Gramophone, BBC Music and International Piano Magazines. James studied at Trinity College Cambridge and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where he became a Fellow.