James Sherlock

Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society

18th February 2013 James Sherlock at the Piano. Award winning pianist James Sherlock performs a mesmerising and powerful programme of piano classics. Combining the great works side-by-side with some lighter moments. Sponsored by ERIC and IRENE HAMMOND.

Performing widely as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor, James Sherlock regularly appears at festivals throughout the UK and abroad. In recent years these have included the Edinburgh Fringe, Leeds International, Harrogate, Ryedale, Deal, Chelsea Schubert, Cambridge Summer Music, La Folle Journée, Music Festivals at Sea, the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls, alongside visits to the USA, Japan, South Africa and Brazil. James Sherlock website

Winner of the Royal Overseas League Piano Competition, BBC Fame Academy and Gold Medallist at the Marcello Galanti International Organ Competition, James studied at Trinity College Cambridge and with Joan Havill and Pamela Lidiard at the Guildhall School of Music. In 2011 he was selected by Making Music and Park Lane Group for their Young Artist Programmes.

He is in much demand as a chamber musician and accompanist, performing with classical-chart-topping groups Tenebrae, Voces 8 and Blake, and with many of today’s leading young singers and instrumentalists. In the field of Lieder he has studied with Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch, Julius Drake, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl, Anne Sofie von Otter and Ian Bostridge. He works with a wide variety of choirs and vocal groups as conductor and chorus master, and is Director of Music at Hampstead Parish Church.


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  1. James Sherlock on the Piano
    Long time members of the Society, Irene and Eric Hammond sponsored the evening of the most wonderful music which was performed by James Sherlock on the piano. James, who was not a newcomer to the Society, played very diverse music by Chopin, Debussy and Ravel.

    His mesmerising and powerful performance had the audience enthralled and clamouring for more. Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C sharp minor opened the second half in brilliant fashion and this was followed by music by Schuman, Bach and more modern pieces, one of which was his own Impressions on Somewhere over the Rainbow and some Scottish variations.

    As a finale James played Chopin’s Grande Valse Brilliante. James played, the piano sang and the audience applauded – what more could anyone want for an evening’s entertainment.

    Audrey Owens Press Officer

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