James Goodenough

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Horn

Location: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

James Goodenough started playing the French Horn at the age of 11 along with the piano but decided to specialise in the Horn at the start of his undergraduate degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2014. 
Now in his 4th year, James had successfully auditioned and participated in several professional orchestral schemes, including the RSNO and BBCSSO professional schemes. Additionally, James has worked professionally with the RSNO on works that have included Scheherazade and Beethoven Symphony 6. 2 years ago James won the David James Brass chamber competition and has been to the final of the Governors chamber music prize at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with the Aura Brass Quintet. 
James currently studies with David Flack, David McClenaghan and Hugh Potts, and regularly plays with various ensembles and orchestras within the RCS. James has given several solo recitals being accompanied by chamber ensembles, the piano and the organ, in venues that include Canongate Kirk and St Cuthberts church in the centre of Edinburgh. Most recently James was thrilled to be awarded a grant towards his coming Masters Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland from Help Musicians UK, which will be well used towards his future.