James Crabb (Artistic Director)

James Crabb is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading classical accordionists. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with classical accordion pioneer Mogens Ellegaard and was awarded the Carl Nielsen Music Prize, Denmark in 1991. He was subsequently professor of classical accordion at the Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen from 1995 – 2010 and also held a long-standing guest professorship at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria.

Critics internationally have praised him for his breathtaking virtuosity and versatile musicianship. He has performed worldwide with the BBC Symphony, BBC Scottish Orchestra, Sydney and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia, Gulbenkian Orchestra, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Hallé Orch, Rotterdam Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta, Nash Ensemble, Hong Kong Philharmonic and the Australian and Swedish Chamber Orchestras.