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

Recital highlights this season include performing with Sir Bryn Terfel in a live Radio 3 broadcast from St David’s Hall, Cardiff in December and performing with bass-baritone Michael Mofidian in a livestreamed recital at the Oxford Lieder Festival in October.

Jâms is looking forward recording a disc of Loewe songs with baritone Nicholas Mogg for Champs Hill Records in October and to recording a recital of Czech and Hungarian music with cellist Laura van der Heijden for Chandos Records in February.

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, Nicky Spence, Robert Murray, Andrew Kennedy, James Newby, Lauren Fagan, Michael Mofidian and Nicholas Mogg.

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

Jâms enjoys performing solo recitals and as a concerto soloist. Concerto performances include 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 graduated with a Masters from the Royal Academy of Music where he then stayed on as a Fellow. 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.

DateDetails
03/07/2021

Recorded recital with Michael Mofidian (bass-baritone)
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh, 2.30pm

Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge

Schubert: Schwanengesang

12/09/2021

Recital with Angharad Lyddon (mezzo-soprano)
Fishguard and West Wales International Music Festival
Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen, Cilgerran 7.30pm

Programme and Tickets

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

In the footsteps of Hafez: exploring Persian poetry at Oxford Lieder

Recital with Michael Mofidian at the Oxford Lieder Festival
Mark Pullinger for Bachtrack
Jâms Coleman impressed with his wonderfully expressive playing.
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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