ComposersJames Ledger

Collaborating on The ANAM Set with ANAM musician Alexandra Allan WA oboe

James Ledger is a composer with a breadth of work spanning solo, chamber and orchestral music. He has held residencies with the West Australian, Adelaide and Christchurch (NZ) Symphony Orchestras, the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. He has received commissions from Australia’s leading ensembles including the Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Australian String Quartet.

James has collaborated with Paul Kelly and released two ARIA award winning albums: Conversations with Ghosts and Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds. He has won APRA Art Music Awards for three orchestral works including most recently Viola Concerto.

He is Chair of Composition at the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Western Australia.

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