Solo Cellist James Halsey is to perform at Brading Town Hall on Thursday 15th December, supporting The Brading Community Project and Brading Youth Club.

James studied cello at the Royal College of Music with Eileen Croxford. Whilst still a senior student at the R.C.M. in the early 1980s, James joined the Auriol String Quartet and was straightaway involved in more than 40 recitals each season. This love of chamber music stayed and developed through his career and he is now cellist of the Bingham String Quartet and the Tagore String Trio. With these ensembles he has played all over the world, broadcast frequently, and made numerous recordings.

As a solo cellist James has performed widely in the British Isles, and has played Beethoven sonatas and unaccompanied Bach in Japan and Australia, as well as the UK. He is much in demand as a teacher and 3 of his former pupils are cellists in professional string quartets. He is Professor of Cello at the North East of Scotland Music School and the Royal College of Music Junior Department, as well as being director of the Aboyne Cello Festival, which he founded in 2006.

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James will be playing selected pieces by Bach, Prokofiev and others when he appears at Brading Town Hall at 19:30 on Thursday 15th December.

There will be a retiring collection in aid of The Brading Community Project and Brading Youth Club.

Seasonal refreshments will be served.

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