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Mr. James Williamson

Individual Member


Medford, MA


Board Member -Other, Music Director, Musicologist, Professional Performer, Reviewer, Teacher, Volunteer


Cello, Vielle, Viola Da Gamba, Tenor


Described as "sensitive and virtuosic" by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, James Williamson has performed on viols, vielle, and baroque cello in many settings in the Boston area, including Musical Offering, Long and Away Consort of Viols, Canto Armonico, and the BEMF fringe. James recently completed a masters degree at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, studying baroque cello with Phoebe Carrai and viola da gamba with Jane Hershey. Recent projects have included solo recitals on viol and baroque cello, performing on vielle with members of Sequentia, and recording music of Samuel Capricornus with Long and Away. He is director of the Cavalier Consort, an emerging group for seventeenth century English Music. He has played in master classes with significant artists such as Wieland Kuijken, Hopkinson Smith, Sarah Cunningham, and Jaap ter Linden, and participated in prestigious summer programs in San Francisco, Vancouver, and Boston. He is also in demand as a singer, and is a member of the Choir of the Church of the Advent.



  • Cavalier Consort
  • Long & Away
  • Choir of the Church of the Advent


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