Lara James

Lara James studied at the Royal Northern College of Music gaining her degree and professional performance diploma, and the Manhattan School of Music where she became graduate assistant to Dr Paul Cohen. Following her study in the USA Lara completed her Masters degree in musicology at the University of Manchester.

Lara is an established musician with a busy and varied portfolio career ranging from recital, chamber, orchestral and band performances to lecturing and has performed across a variety of musical genres on saxophones and clarinet, appearing with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Opera North among many others.

Lara's first solo CD was released in March 2009 and was selected as 'Presenter's Choice' for Instrumental and Chamber Music by Classic FM Magazine, May 2009.

Solo performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, RTE Lyric FM and radio stations abroad including NPR in the USA and ABC Classic FM, Australia.