Richard James

Richard James is a composer, pianist and teacher as well as an examiner for ABRSM. He grew up in Lowestoft in Suffolk, in earshot of the waves breaking on the beach and has always felt a first-hand understanding of and love for the music of Benjamin Britten. As a boy, he played in the first performance of Britten’s ‘Welcome Ode’ Op. 96, his last completed work, which was performed for the Queen in 1977. He was educated in Lowestoft and Norwich before continuing his musical studies at the Royal College of Music from 1977-1981, studying with Anthony Milner, Richard Popplewell, Alasdair Graham (piano) and Norman Del Mar (conducting). At the RCM he was awarded the Sir Adrian Scholarship Conducting Prize in 1980 and 1981. During his time at the College…
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About Euroasia (new)

The Euroasia Association of Performing Arts is an independent non-profit organisation under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz. The Association, fully self-funded, is dedicated to the education, promotion and development of the performing arts in Malaysia, and seeks to do so by providing a wide variety of highly regarded programmes which are intercultural and internationally collaborative. In fulfilling its mission to educate, enhance and enrich the cultural vitality of the arts, Euroasia is supported by two of the world’s leading music education institutions, Trinity College London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). As its name suggests, Euroasia was founded on the fundamental goal of bringing the rich traditions of European classical music to talented Malaysian musicians through exposure to…
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