Mozart – Sonata for Piano and Violin in B flat
Romberg – Sonata for Piano and Violin in B flat
James Woodrow (Violin)
Alexander Woodrow (Piano)
James Woodrow studied violin at the Royal Northern College of Music, principally under Steven Wilkie, gaining a first class honours degree. At the end of his studies at the RNCM, James was awarded the Roger Raphael Prize for his contribution to RNCM chamber music.
As a performer, James performs on both modern and baroque violins. This has led to a very varied performing career, as a chamber musician, ensemble and orchestral musician, encompassing diverse repertoire. Solo recitals include St Martin-in-the-Fields, Bradford Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral, Bury Parish Church and St Ann’s, Manchester.
James’s interest in orchestral playing developed during his two years with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He plays regularly with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as a freelance player. On baroque violin, he has performed with the Hanover Band, International Baroque Players, Charivari Agréable, Fiori Musicali, 18th Century Sinfonia, Northern Baroque Sinfonia and Eboracum Baroque.
Alexander Woodrow is the Head of Choral Music at Solihull School, where he is responsible primarily for the direction of the thriving Chapel Choirs and the teaching of the organ students. For almost five years, he was Organist and Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, serving as the youngest Cathedral Organist in the country. Alexander read music as Organ Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge, studying with Anne Page. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 19, winning first prizes in all categories, including the Limpus Prize. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College London and a recipient of the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Solo organ recitals have taken him to many of the major churches and cathedrals of the UK, including York Minster, King’s College, Cambridge, St Albans Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.