Studying BMus/LLB at Monash University, Associate in Music Australia (AMusA), Licentiate in Music Australia (LMusA), Working with Children Check
James is a pianist, accompanist and music teacher currently in his second year of the Music/Laws double degree at Monash University. He started playing the piano in 2001. From 2009 to 2010, he attended the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. During his time there, he began learning with Len Vorster and has been under his tutelage ever since. He completed the latter part of his secondary education at Melbourne High School where he attained a perfect study score of 50 in VCE Music Performance, which consequently won him the Premier’s Award.
In 2016, James has performed live on The Talent, a series broadcast on 3MBS radio. He has been invited to perform again in the final round in November this year. James has performed publicly at venues including the Melbourne Town Hall, the Supreme Court of Victoria Library, the Abbotsford Convent, and both the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and the Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre. Past achievements include being awarded the Associate in Music (AMusA) and the Licentiate in Music (LMusA) by the Australian Music Examinations Board. His recent excellence in university studies has been recognised by the Monash University Faculty of Arts through the Jascha Spivakovsky Prize, the Joan Earle Prize, and the Cengage Western Music Theory Prize.
These details were last updated on October 12, 2016