Biography James Maddox
© James Maddox 2012
The     Australian     pianist     James     Maddox     studied     at     the     Sydney Conservatorium   of   Music   with   Nikolai   Evrov   and   in   Italy   with   Alexander Lonquich     und     Edoardo     Strabbioli.     He     performs     chamber     music, accompanies   vocal   recitals   and   appears   as   soloist   across   Europe,   in Asia and   Australia.   He   has   wide   experience   as   an   orchestral   pianist,   playing regularly   with   the   Beethoven   Orchester   Bonn,   the   Gürzenich   Orchester Köln   and   the   Bochumer   Symphoniker.   He   feels   at   home   at   the   celeste and   the   harpsichord   and   is   fascinated   by   historical   fortepianos.   He   has worked   with   composers   such   as      Krysztof   Penderecki,   Jörg   Widmann, Peter Eötvös, Beat Furrer and Graeme Koehne.   Chamber   music   partners   of   recent   years   include   the   violinists   Ida   Bieler, Christian   Altenburger,   Mihaela   Martin,   Vlad   Stanculeasa   and   Eugenia Ottaviano,    violist    Matthias    Buchholz,    cellists    Oren    Shevlin,    Gregor Horsch    and    Maria    Kliegel,    clarinettists    Robert    Oberaigner    and    Jörg Widmann,    the    Mannheimer    Streichquartett,    the    Alinde    Quartett    and Bermuda4.   He   has   regular   lieder   recitals   with   mezzo-soprano   Susanne   Blattert,   and soprano    Ingrid    Schmithüsen    joins    him    on    his    double    CD    of    Anna Magdalena   Bach’s   Notebook   on   Coviello   Classics.   He   has   recorded   the   Brahms   Violin   sonatas   with   Ida   Bieler     again on Coviello.   In   1995   James   Maddox   became   tutor   at   the   Robert-Schumann-Hochschule   in   Düsseldorf.   In   2008   he   founded the annual Brahms-Tage in Bonn-Endenich, of which he is artistic director.