Born in Anglesey, North Wales, Jâms Coleman enjoys a rich and varied musical life as a chamber musician, song accompanist and soloist.
Recent highlights include chamber music by Colin Matthews for the BBC Proms live on Radio 3, appearing on BBC2’s Proms Extra with cellist Jamal Aliyev and giving song recitals at Wigmore Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
He has collaborated with singers Robert Murray, James Gilchrist, Sir John Tomlinson, Nicholas Mulroy and Andrew Kennedy, appearing at venues throughout Europe. In 2017 he attended IMS Prussia Cove.
Engagements this season include recitals with cellists Jamal Aliyev and Laura van der Heijden, violist Timothy Ridout and violinists Clio Gould and Luke Hsu. He performs the three great Schubert song cycles at the Two Moors Festival: Die Schöne Müllerin with Nicholas Pritchard, Winterreise with Henry Neill and Schwanengesang with Nicholas Mogg. In 2018 he records a disc of French repertoire with Luke Hsu.
As a soloist Jâms has performed concertos by Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Mozart, given solo recitals in France and appeared live on S4C and BBC Radio Cymru.
Jâms read Music at Girton College, Cambridge, where he was also a choral scholar. In 2016 he completed his Masters at the Royal Academy of Music, and went on become a Fellow. He has also worked as a Musical Director and repetiteur and in 2014 he conducted fifteen performances of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin across Wales.