James Francis Brown

English composer James Francis Brown was born in London on 7 December 1969. He studied with Berg pupil Hans Heimler and at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

He has written significant orchestral, chamber and keyboard works, and his music is linked with the 'Music Haven' group of British composers (which includes Peter Fribbins, Matthew Taylor, John Hawkins and Geoff Palmer).

He has also reconstructed and orchestrated sketches by Wagner, has arranged Wagner's Siegfried Idyll and has written film music.

He has been composer-in-residence at the International Musicians Seminar in Prussia Cove and at the Ulverston Festival.


A selection of articles about James Francis Brown

CD Spotlight. An Unusual Debut - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to music by Ravel, James Francis Brown and Liana Alexandra, performed by Andrea Oliva and the Hemisphaeria Trio. '... an innovative program by a very promising ensemble.'

Ensemble. Triple Kirckmans - Bill Newman attends three events given by young musicians

Ensemble. Coming of age - Keith Bramich at the twenty-first Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts