Concert pianist James Willshire appears as concerto soloist, solo recitalist and chamber musician throughout the UK and abroad. He has performed a wide-ranging concerto repertoire with orchestras including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Ensemble of London, and collaborated with conductors Benjamin Zander and Michael Christie. He has given solo recitals at concert halls and festivals throughout the UK, Europe, Russia, Australia, South Africa, the US and India.
It took all of about two bars to be utterly entranced by the deceptive cantabile melody that is set up only to be overtaken by a musical thinking that is overwhelmed continually by its own logical momentum. Willshire shaped and characterised every moment with freshness and lucidity."