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James Akers

Cittern, Guitar, Lute, Theorbo

Critically acclaimed musician James Akers was hailed as ‘the great Scottish guitarist’ by Classical Guitar Magazine and, in a review from Gramophone, his playing was described as, ‘containing all the warmth, colour and expressive richness one could hope for.’ James has, throughout a varied career, explored music from a historical and stylistic perspective, combining diligent research with expressive performances to communicate the continuity of musical endeavour through the centuries. James has performed throughout Europe, in the Middle East and Australia. He is active as a chamber musician, accompanist, continuo player and theatre musician having performed on numerous recordings, film soundtracks, theatrical stages, and broadcasts.

James lectures in early plucked strings at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.