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James Widden

Violin & Viola

Orchestral work


  • St Paul’s Sinfonia (leader)
  • Opera de Baugé (principal 2nd violin)
  • Trafalgar Sinfonia (violin doubling viola)
  • Belmont Ensemble (violin)
  • Talkestra (leader)
  • Sibelius Festival Orchestra (leader)


  • London Mozart Players (regular extra work including co-principal viola)
  • Manchester Camerata (trial, plus extra work including principal viola)
  • Lancashire Sinfonietta (co-principal viola)
  • BBC Philharmonic (trial)
  • Hallé (extra work)

Chamber/contemporary ensemble

  • Endymion (violin and viola, including BBC Proms)
  • London Sinfonietta (violin)
  • London Contemporary Music Group (solo viola)
  • Splinter Cell (solo violin)
  • Bergamo Ensemble (solo violin and viola)
  • Bridgetower Music (1st violin)
  • Camberwell Composers’ Collective
  • Tacet Ensemble


  • Beethoven – Violin Concerto (St Paul’s Sinfonia)
  • Brahms – Double Concerto (with Alison Holford – St Paul’s Sinfonia, Southampton Sinfonietta, Southend Philharmonic)
  • Vivaldi – Four Seasons (St Paul’s Sinfonia, Talkestra)
  • Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante (with Sam Burstin – St Paul’s Sinfonia)
  • Berg – Chamber Concerto (TCM Wind Ensemble)
  • Weill – Violin Concerto (Southern Winds)
  • Stravinsky – Soldier’s Tale (Tacet Ensemble, Bergamo Ensemble)
  • Berio – Violin Sequenza (Tacet Ensemble)


  • Trinity College of Music Postgrad Diploma and Advanced Diploma
  • Leader of TCM Symphony Orchestra
  • Leader of TCM Chamber Orchestra
  • Leader of TCM Contemporary Music Group
  • Barbirolli Prize for String Quartet

Professors: Nona Liddell Nic Pendlebury

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