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Jâms Coleman

Pianist


Jâms Coleman is a Welsh pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He finds it inspiring and fascinating to collaborate with different musicians and values the rewards of this process.

Recent highlights include performing music by Colin Matthews for the BBC Proms live on Radio 3, solo appearances in France and live on S4C and BBC Radio Cymru as well as recitals at the Leeds Lieder Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival. Wigmore Hall, Two Moors Festival, Newbury Festival, Ryedale Festival, Cheltenham Festival and the Three Choirs Festival.

Future chamber-music engagements include recitals in the UK and across Europe with instrumentalists Luke Hsu, Timothy Ridout, Jamal Aliyev, Laura van der Heijden, Joy Lisney, Marcin Zdunik and a CD recording with Luke Hsu.

As a vocal accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with many singers and his engagements include recitals with such established artists as Ailish Tynan, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Murray, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy at festivals such as the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Recent highlights include performing the three great Schubert song cycles at the Two Moors Festival and an evening song recital at Wigmore Hall. He will return to Wigmore Hall in November where will perform in a showcase for Samling Arts alongside Nicky Spence, Julien van Mellaerts, Svetlina Stoyanova, Christopher Glynn and others.

Jâms enjoys performing as a concerto soloist and has performed repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart.

Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he studied with Professor Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek. He stayed on at the Academy as a Fellow and he enjoyed coaching and encouraging collaboration between pianists and the Vocal and Conducting departments. He also has experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin across Wales.

He is the Artistic Director of a new concert series based in St Clement Danes Church in Central London which featured twenty-four lunchtime concerts and five evening concerts in 2018.