Jâms Coleman wins Webb Accompanist Prize

-Posted on 20.02.2015

Jâms Coleman was presented with the Brenda Webb Award for Accompanists at the Richard Lewis/Jean Shanks Award on Thursday 19th February 2015.

Jâms accompanied baritone Henry Neill in the final, in repertoire by Schumann, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, Mendelssohn and Mahler.

Jâms Coleman, from Anglesey, North Wales, studies with Christopher Elton and Michael Dussek on the postgraduate solo piano course at the Royal Academy of Music. Recent concert appearances include a First World War recital with James Gilchrist on Armistice Day and Chopin’s Piano Concerto no.2 in West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

Forthcoming concerts include extracts from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen with Sir John Tomlinson and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 in West Road Concert Hall in April.

Jâms was a choral scholar with Girton College Chapel Choir, a former member of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales and the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain and has répétiteur and conducting experience, including conducting fifteen performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin in September 2014 on a tour around Wales. Jâms’s studies are generously supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Elizabeth Evans Trust.

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