James Lowe


Prizewinner in international conducting competitions, James Lowe is Chief Conductor of the Vaasa City Orchestra, Finland. His work as Artistic Director of the Hallé Harmony Youth Orchestra was featured in a four-part documentary shown in the UK on Channel 4 in 2010.

A recipient of the Bernard Haitink Fund for Young Talent, Lowe is Principal Conductor of the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, Principal Guest Conductor of Music for Everyone, Orchestras Advisor and conductor of the Senior Orchestra of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and held the positions of Chief Conductor with the Preußisches Kammerorchester and Associate Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Educated at the University of Edinburgh, Lowe continued his development as Benjamin Zander Conducting Fellow with the Boston Philharmonic, and has studied with leading conductors in master classes, including Jorma Panula, Neeme Järvi, Bernard Haitink and with Valery Gergiev and the London Symphony Orchestra. He has worked as Assistant Conductor to Haitink in performances with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and has appeared in performance with many others.

He is currently a Music Director finalist for the Spokane Symphony in the USA. In addition to his conducting work James is active as an educator, teacher of conducting and is undertaking research exploring ways in which orchestras can meaningfully engage with a greater public.

James Lowe


Ticket – Symphony Concert, Friday 9 August 2019 – opening concert, Festival 2019

Vendredi 9 août 19.00
Eglise de Seillans            

Concert Symphonique  – concert d’ouverture du festival

L’Orchestre du Festival avec solistes
Direction: James Lowe
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante
(Colette Overdijk  – violon, Ian Anderson – alto)
SCHOENBERG  « La nuit transfigurée »

SCHUBERT Symphonie No 5, D485 en si bemol (B-flat)

An orchestral concert with soloists: fabulous music and Opera Arias under the stars

Concert avec solistes :
Concerto pour violon de Tchaikovsky – et aires d’Opera
Direction: James Lowe
Dima Bawab, Kiera Lyness, soprano
Charlotte King, mezzo-soprano
Aidan Coburn, Julian Gregory, ténor
Tristan Hambleton, bass
Jonathan Martindale, violon
Tchaikovsky: Concerto pour violon et orchestre

Annual Academy & Orchestra Concert

Direction: James Lowe
Jonathan Martindale, violon
Kiera Lyness, soprano
Debussy: Prélude à « L’après-midi d’un faune »
Barber: Knoxville Summer of 1915
Beethoven: Symphony n° 2
Tchaikovsky: Concerto pour violon

James Lowe

Symphony Concert, Festival orchestra

Direction James Lowe
Rebecca Taylor, piano
Charlotte King, mezzo-soprano
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart: Concerto pour piano n° 23 en la majeur
Mahler: Chansons d’un compagnon de voyage

21h30 Seillans, ancien route de Fayence
Dinner with wine in the open air with the musicians after the concert – available for members on this evening: book HERE