James Johnstone

Role

Professorial Staff - Harpsichord, Organ & Continuo

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone One: +44 (0)20 8305 4444

Website: http://www.sonnerie.org.uk/james.php

Biography

James Johnstone has given solo recitals in Great Britain, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, Israel and Colombia. He has performed throughout Europe and The United States with most of the established period instrument ensembles in England including The Academy of Ancient Music, Collegium Musicum 90, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Kings Consort, The English Concert and The Gabrieli Consort and Players.

For more information, visit James Johnstone's website

Creative Outputs

James Johnstone pursues a busy and varied career as a soloist and chamber musician. His first solo CD - 'John Blow's Anthology' - was critically acclaimed and in 1999 his CD of keyboard works by Orlando Gibbons on ASV received the prestigious Deutsche Schallplattenkritik prize. In 1998 he recorded some Bach organ solos for the Gabrieli Consort and Players' 'Epiphany Mass' CD on Deutsche Grammophon, and Spring 2001 saw the release of a Bach recital recorded on the historic Christian Müller organ in the Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam. Future projects include recitals in El Escorial, Iceland (Skalholt Musicfestival) and Antwerp (Festival Laus Polyphoniae) as well as CD recordings of Ercole Pasquini and Peeter Cornet (for future release), both for ASV, and François Couperin's Concert Royaux with Rachel Brown, flute, for Metronome.

External appointments

He directs his own chamber group, Ciaccona, and is a Professor of Early Keyboards at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as well as teaching here at Trinity Laban.

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