James is a guitarist and teacher. He studied composition at Melbourne University with Dr Stuart Greenbaum, Dr Elliott Gyger, and studied guitar with Lucas Michailidis.

In 2010 he won the Trio Anima Mundi International Composition Competition for his piece Ardipithecus.


The album Notebook (2015) includes arrangements of acoustic music from Bangladesh, Korea, China, Greece and Ireland. Listen to selections from soundcloud below. Featuring: Emma Knight - Flute (track 2), Vince Ward - Cello (track 2) and John Flanagan - Vocals (track 6)

Hear selections from Notebook here on soundcloud.