James McVinnie is an organist and pianist.
His work as a performer encompasses music from the 16th century to the present day. He has collaborated with many leading figures in new music including Philip Glass, Tom Jenkinson/Squarepusher, Angelique Kidjo, Nico Muhly, Martin Creed, Richard Reed Parry, Bryce Dessner, Darkstar many of whom have written large scale works for him.
James McVinnie is a member of Icelandic record label Bedroom Community.
2019 and 2020 highlights include performances at Paris Philharmonie, Southbank and Barbican Centres as well appearances at Lieu Unique Festival, with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in collaboration with Darkstar and the world and European premieres of Philip Glass’s Symphony 12 ‘Lodger’.
‘This is bold, brave programming, and situates the organ within a new landscape of contemporary music while paying tribute to its rich heritage’ Line Of Best Fit