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James Pillai


Professional Trials

                    Welsh National Opera 3rd Horn Trialist 2013-Present
                    London Symphony Orchestra 3rd Horn Trialist 2012-2013

Professional Orchestral Experience

                    London Symphony Orchestra (3rd Horn)
                    Philharmonia Orchestra (Guest principal and 3rd Horn)
                    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
                    London Philharmonic Orchestra (2nd Horn)
                    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (3rd Horn)
                    Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
                    European Camerata (3rd Horn)
                    Royal Ballet Sinfonia (3rd Horn)
                    London Festival Orchestra
                    London Orchestra de Camera
                    Aurora Orchestra (Guest Principal)
                    English Touring Opera (Guest Principal)
                    Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra
                    Isis ensemble (Guest Principal)

Commercial and Session Experience

                    Dead Space 3 video game session
                    Elysium Film session

Orchestral Training

                   Castleton Festival Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, Section Principal, 2011
                   RCM Symphony, Opera and Sinfonietta Orchestras, Section Principal 2009-2013
                   Westminster Festival Orchestra, Sub Principal, 2011-Present
                   Orion Orchestra 2011
                   Orpheus Orchestra 2010
                   London Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side Scheme 2011
                   London Symphony Orchestra Outreach Work at Lords Cricket ground 2010
                   CLIC Sergeant Symphony Orchestra, Section Principal, 2009-Present
                   Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010
                   Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra 2008-2010
                   Camden Chamber Orchestra 2008-2010
                   Sinfonia D’Amici, Section Principal, 2008-Present

Solo and Chamber

                  Riverside Brass Quintet Founding Member 2010-Present
                  Aurora Winds, Guest Principal 2012
                  Oompah Brass Deputy
                  Triumph Brass Quintet Deputy 2009-2010 (including tour to Trinidad and Tobago)
                  RCM Wind Ensemble, Section Principal, 2010-Present
                  RCM Brass Ensemble, Section Principal, 2009-Present
                  Performed Mozart’s 4th Horn Concerto with Sinfonia D’Amici (2012)
                  Performed Richard Strauss’ 1st Horn Concerto with Dame Alice Owens
                      Symphony Orchestra 2008
                  Performed Schumann’s Konzertstuck with the Ealing Youth Orchestra and
                      Barnet Youth Orchestra, Section Principal 


2009 – 2013         Royal College of Music Scholar, Bmus(Hons). Principal study Horn under the
                           tuition of Simon Rayner, Nigel Black and John Ryan

2005 – 2008         Royal College of Music Junior Department under the tuition of Susan Dent

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