James Oscar Robinson

James Oscar Robinson


James Robinson graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2018, having done his undergraduate degree in music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. He has recently joined Westminster Cathedral Choir as a lay clerk.

James was named one of Tenebrae’s Associate Artists for 2016/17; and has subsequently worked with many of the country’s top ensembles. Recent projects include work with Dunedin Consort, Solomon’s Knot, Ex Cathedra, Tenebrae, BBC singers, The OAE, The Sixteen, English Voices, Siglo de Oro, and Apollo of the Arts. He is a member of Ars Nova Copenhagen, and has also worked with other groups in Europe including Le Concert D’Astree, Christian IV Vocal Ensemble, Theatre of Voices, and Morgens Dahl Kammerkor.

His recent solo work has included Britten's St Nicolas, Evangelist in Bach’s St John and St Matthew Passions, Handel’s Messiah, Monteverdi’s Vespers in Llandaff and Winchester Cathedrals, and Mozart’s Requiem at Birmingham Symphony Hall. His operatic roles include both Damon and Acis in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, Schoolmaster in Janáček’s Cunning Little Vixen, Shepherd and Sailor in Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde, and The Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River.

James fills his spare time by playing Dungeons and Dragons, attempting to beat his father at tennis, and following the misfortunes of Charlton Athletic.

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