James, aged 11, began his vocal studies with James Neville and achieved a Distinction at Grade 5 in singing. Currently taking singing lessons with Iona Jones, James has recently completed a successful audition for the rôle of Amahl in Menotti’s ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ with Opera Mint. He will sing the rôle in Tabernacl, the Hayes, in December. As well as studying piano with John Cheer and having violin lessons James is a black belt in Taekwon-Do. James is a cantor on Sundays and at special services in St Joseph’s Church, Cardiff.