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James Palmer

James studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Michael Thompson, Richard Watkins and Andrew Clark and upon graduating received the Vice-Principal’s Award for Special Achievement. Before becoming Principal Horn of the ICO, James undertook trials with The Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia, English National Ballet Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Orchestra. James also continues to freelance with many leading orchestras and has performed with groups including the London Symphony Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the RTE Symphony Orchestra. He is a deputy for the London West-End show ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and is also currently working with the Heritage Orchestra and Pete Tong with the ‘Ibiza Classics 2017’ tour.


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