James Buckle

29-year-old bass trombonist James Buckle is one of the UK’s most exciting and gifted young musicians. At the age of 23 he became the only brass player in history to win the Royal Over-Seas League Gold Medal, following in the footsteps of some of the world’s most revered musicians, such as Jaqueline Du Pre. A year later James was appointed Principal Bass Trombone of the Philharmonia Orchestra. In the same year James was invited to join John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantiqueand English Baroque Soloists. For the last two years James has been a Trustee on the Board of Directors of
the Philharmonia.

James has long been a “sports-nut” and alongside following the global sporting scene and his passion for road cycling, James recently began solo-skydiving and jumps from the Hinton drop zone in Northamptonshire.