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Jâms Coleman

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Artist Manager: Sioned Jones sioned.jones@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Website: http://www.jamscoleman.com/

From Anglesey, in North Wales, Jâms Coleman is an exceptional pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. 

From Anglesey, in North Wales, Jâms Coleman is a pianist who enjoys a rich and varied musical life performing as a soloist, chamber musician and vocal accompanist. He finds it inspiring and fascinating to collaborate with different musicians and values the rewards of this process.

Chamber-music engagements include performances in the UK and across Europe with instrumentalists Luke Hsu, Clio Gould, Maggie Faultless, Timothy Ridout, Laura van der Heijden, Jamal Aliyev, Joy Lisney, Marcin Zdunik and Peter Moore. He has performed live on BBC Radio 3, BBC World Service, BBC 2’s Proms Extra, BBC Radio Cymru and S4C.

As a vocal accompanist, he enjoys collaborating with many singers and his engagements include recitals with Ailish Tynan, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Robert Murray, Nicholas Mulroy,  Andrew Kennedy, Nicholas Mogg and Katie Stevenson at festivals such as the Leeds and Oxford Lieder Festivals. Recent highlights include performing the three Schubert song cycles at the Two Moors Festival and performing at Wigmore Hall in a showcase for Samling Arts alongside Nicky Spence, James Newby, Elin Pritchard, Olivia Warburton and Christopher Glynn.

Jâms enjoys performing solo recitals and as a concerto soloist. He has performed repertoire including Beethoven’s Third, Fourth and Fifth Piano Concertos and concertos by Chopin, Brahms and Mozart.

Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music where he then stayed on as a Fellow. He also has experience of working as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin across Wales. In 2018 he was the Artistic Director of a concert series based in St Clement Danes Church in Central London which featured twenty-four lunchtime concerts and five evening concerts.

Jâms is an Oxford Lieder Young Artist, a Live Music Now Artist, a Park Lane Group Artist, a Yeoman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians and a Samling Artist. He is grateful for the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, the Elizabeth Evans Trust, the John Fussell Award, the Arts Council of Wales and is grateful to the English-Speaking Union for providing funding to attend IMS Prussia Cove

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06/02/2020

Recital with Jamal Aliyev, cello at the Faversham Music Club
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' from the Opera 'Die Zauberflote' Op66
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39
DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
Interval
LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

13/02/2020

Recital with Jamal Aliyev, cello at the Royal Holloway
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' from the Opera 'Die Zauberflote' Op66
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39
DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
Interval
LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

20/02/2020

Recital with Jamal Aliyev, cello at Kettle's Yard, Cambridge
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' from the Opera 'Die Zauberflote' Op66
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39
DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
Interval
LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

28/02/2020

Recital with Jamal Aliyev, cello in Biggar, Scotland
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' from the Opera 'Die Zauberflote' Op66
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39
DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
Interval
LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

07/03/2020

Recital with Jamal Aliyev, cello in Biggar, Scotland
BEETHOVEN: 12 Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen' from the Opera 'Die Zauberflote' Op66
RACHMANINOV: Vocalise
DAVID POPPER: Elfentanz Op.39
DAVID POPPER: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68 (1894)
TCHAIKOVSKY:  Pezzo capriccioso, Op.62
Interval
LUTOSLAWSKI: Sacher Variation
BRAHMS: Cello Sonata No.2 in F, Op.99

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, Op.37
Beethoven Piano Trio in D Major, Op 70, no. 1, (Ghost)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, Op.58
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5, Op.73 (Emperor)
Brahms Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 120, No.2
Chopin Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31
Franck Sonata in A major (arr. for viola and piano)
Glinka Sonata for viola and piano in D minor
Owen, Morfydd Llwyn Prelude in E minor
Schumann, Clara Piano Trio, Op. 17
Schumann, Robert Piano Quintet, Op. 44
Scriabin Waltz in A-flat major, Op.38
Shostakovich Sonata for viola and piano Op 147
Williams, Grace Y Llyn Mudd (The Silent Pool) - Prelude for Piano
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 3, Op.37
Beethoven
Piano Trio in D Major, Op 70, no. 1, (Ghost)
Beethoven
Piano Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 4, Op.58
Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5, Op.73 (Emperor)
Brahms
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, Op. 120, No.2
Chopin
Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31
Franck
Sonata in A major (arr. for viola and piano)
Glinka
Sonata for viola and piano in D minor
Owen, Morfydd Llwyn
Prelude in E minor
Schumann, Clara
Piano Trio, Op. 17
Schumann, Robert
Piano Quintet, Op. 44
Scriabin
Waltz in A-flat major, Op.38
Shostakovich
Sonata for viola and piano Op 147
Williams, Grace
Y Llyn Mudd (The Silent Pool) - Prelude for Piano

Concerts & Recitals

Concert with Timothy Ridout (viola) at the Festival 'Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad' in Switzerland, January 2019
The Strad
Further highlights included a Lachrymae whose final 'Flow My Tears' was of a strikingly moving, stoic display and beauty, with Ridout's pianist Jâms Coleman very much part of that package.

Concert at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, Lower Machen Festival
South Wales Argus
The opening work was the 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80. More like a set of études, this rarely heard work was extremely well performed, giving the pianist full scope to demonstrate his prodigious technique combined with a sensitivity and appreciation of Beethoven’s demands.

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