James Maund

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Trombone

Location: Royal College of Music

In 2010, trombonist James Maund was accepted into Chetham’s School of Music where he studied for three years with Les Storey and Rob Burtenshaw, achieving his DipABRSM and LRSM.

After three years James took up a place at the Royal College of Music, studying with Dave Stewart, Byron Fulcher and Lindsay Shilling. At the College, he has had the opportunity to play some great orchestral works at prestigious concert venues, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 under the baton of Bernard Haitink and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring at the Royal Festival hall.

Since moving to London James has been involved with NYJO, holding a chair from 2016. In addition to this, he has had the opportunity to play with other great big bands such as the London Jazz Orchestra. Other prestigious orchestral experiences have included being a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in 2012 under the baton of Vasily Petrenko, performing Massien's Turangalila Symphony at the BBC Proms.

His latest achievement is performing Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony with the Britten-Pears Symphony Orchestra in 2016, under the baton of Semyon Bychkob. He is currently in his first year of postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music.