An accomplished chamber musician, soloist and accompanist, James Baillieu has partnered with many outstanding musicians including Lawrence Power, the Heath Quartet, Jamie Barton, Mark Padmore, Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Pumeza Matshikiza, Lise Davidsen and Marcus Farnsworth. He has performed in venues including the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Konzerthaus, Vienna Musikverein, Bridgewater Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin and at the Bergen, Spitalfields, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Bath, St Magnus, Norfolk & Norwich, Brighton, Verbier and Aix-en-Provence festivals. As a soloist, he has appeared with the Ulster Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra and the Wiener Kammersymphonie. James has presented his own series at the Wigmore Hall with Adam Walker, Jonathan McGovern, Ailish Tynan, Tara Erraught, Henk Neven, Iestyn Davies, Allan Clayton and Mark Padmore, amongst others. He appeared with Benjamin Appl as part of the ECHO Rising Stars series. Born in South Africa, James studied in Cape Town and London. He was a Borletti-Buitoni Trust and Young Classical Artists Trust artist and was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Outstanding Young Artist Award and the Chamber Music and Song Award. He is an International Tutor in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal Northern College of Music.