James Moriarty is a London-based composer and music educationalist fuelled by a desire to share musical experiences with all members of society. As a composer he has been commissioned by the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra and Spitalfields Music. His work exhibits an extraordinary breadth, including everything from experimental new music to collaborations with young musicians. As an educationalist he has worked with organisations such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Royal Academy of Music. This work is as varied as his compositional output and places a particular focus on creative music-making alongside other forms of pedagogy.
James studied composition at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was fortunate enough to receive the Regency Award, Pullen Memorial Prize, Charles W Black Fellowship, Howard Hartog Scholarship, and the Eric Coates composition prize – the latter for a first version of his work ‘Windows’, commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra. He is currently undertaking postgraduate study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance as a Headley Fellow on the ‘Teaching Musician’ programme.