James Tett

(Violinist & Organist - RCM Student)


Programme  (Back to 2019/2020 Season)

Praeludium in G minor BuxWV 149 - Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Choraleprelude on 'Schmücke dich O liebe Seele' (BWV 654)

JS Bach (1685-1750)

Organ Sonata Op.65 No.4 in B flat Major  - Felix Mendelssohn (1809-47)

Symphony No 2 in E minor (Op 20) - Louis Vierne (1870-1937)

Movement 1: Allegro - Movement 2: Scherzo - Movement 4: Cantabile

Suite Gothique Op.251 - Léon Boëllmann (1862-97)


James Tett is a nineteen year old British organist and violinist who has been studying for a Bachelor of Music as an RCM Scholar at the Royal College of Music with David Graham and Ani Schnarch.

2019 has seen James give organ recitals at Bristol Cathedral, the Royal Hospital School Holbrook (with The Organ Club), Christ Church Chelsea, St Clement Danes Church, Truro Cathedral and Brentwood Cathedral. Last year James participated in masterclasses with Thomas Trotter and Daniel Moult and gave organ recitals at St Margaret’s Westminster, St Laurence Upminster and Winchester Cathedral. James is a regular at ‘Oundle for Organists’ and won recital awards for his performance in both the 2017 and 2018 summer schools. The next of these is at St George’s Windsor in 2020.

James was a music scholar at Westminster School and as a school organist played regularly for school services including in Westminster Abbey. James was the organist for the 2017 school performance of Saint Saens’ ‘Organ’ Symphony No. 3 in C minor at St John’s Smith Square (2017).

As a violinist, James was a student at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and during that time won the prestigious Angela Bull Memorial Prize and the Westminster Young Musician of the Year competition 2018. In 2019 James won the Rickmansworth Young Musician Competition 2019 as well as second prize in the Sevenoaks Young Musician Competition 2019. James is a former member of both the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and National Children’s Orchestras.

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