James Littlewood is a young bass trombonist from Melbourne, with a passion for connecting people through music. He enjoys a varied performing career as a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician.
James’ pursuits have taken him across the world to work with a wide range of people in Canada, Asia, and Europe. During his undergraduate studies at Monash University, he received scholarships to study abroad at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) and Scuola comunale di musica “Giuseppe Verdi” (Prato, Italy). 2018 saw James join the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in its tour of Asia. All of these formative experiences continue to inspire him to perform and unite people through sound.
In his graduate studies at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, James has focused on the performance and history of third-stream trombone repertoire, particularly the works of Tommy Pederson. In 2019 he recently participated in the enhanced program at Domaine Forget's Trombone Academy (Quebec, Canada).
James has enjoyed a busy life as a freelance musician and teacher in Melbourne, and is excited to commence his training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2020 with Scott Kinmont. This year he will complete his Master of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium, and hopes to travel and play overseas at trombone seminars and competitions.