James Turnbull

Born in 1984, James Turnbull began playing the oboe aged seven. Following studies with Irene Pragnell and Melanie Ragge, James attended Christ Church, Oxford University where he graduated with First Class Honours in Music. James subsequently learnt with Celia Nicklin, Tess Miller and Chris Cowie while studying for a Postgraduate Performance Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music. He completed his studies after four years of tuition from Nicholas Daniel at Trossingen Musikhochschule, Germany. It was during his time in Germany that James became particularly keen on performing contemporary music and in commissioning new repertoire for the oboe. As a soloist, James has performed live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and on BBC Television’s ‘Songs of Praise’. James has given recitals throughout the UK following selection for the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme and Making Music Concert Promoters’ Network. He is also an active chamber musician and has performed with numerous ensembles including the Allegri Quartet during their Jubilee Season as well as appearing in concert frequently with The Berkeley Ensemble. www.james-turnbull.com