James Gilchrist began his working life as a doctor, turning to a full-time music career in1996. James’ numerous concert appearances include Haydn: The Seasons (BBC Proms, StLouis Symphony), Tippett: The Knot Garden(BBC SO, Sir Andrew Davis), Bach: StMatthew and St John Passion (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Britten: WarRequiem (Dresden Philharmonie), Stravinsky:La Pulcinella (Orchestre National de Paris,Thierry Fischer). As a recitalist, he has appeared at many venues throughout the UK,in New York and at the AmsterdamConcertgebouw. His partnership with the pianist Anna Tilbrook includes many broadcasts for BBC Radio 3, performing Schumann cycles and Schubert songs, as well as demonstrating a special interest in English song, with performances of Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Tippett and Britten.James is also partnered regularly by the pianist Julius Drake and the harpist AlisonNicholls. For Orchid Classics, James andAnna have recorded their critically acclaimedSchubert song cycles ‘Die schöne Mu?llerin’,‘Schwanengesang’ and ‘Winterreise’.