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James Buckle at the ROSL

James Buckle

Congratulations to trombonist James Buckle (OW 2011), who won the Gold Medal and £10,000 first prize at the finals of the prestigious Royal Overseas League Music Competition at Cadogan Hall last week – the first brass player to win the Gold Medal in its 65 Year history.

The international competition, open to musicians across the Commonwealth, is of the highest standard, with previous winners going on to win Grammys, enjoy solo international careers and take Principal positions at some of the world’s leading orchestras. James played three pieces for the final including Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, and New Orleans by Eugene Bozza. He was accompanied by Alison Procter (OW 1986).

James was a specialist bass trombone whilst at Wells, Captain of Cedars House and a good tennis and cricket player. He won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in 2011. Since graduating he has played regularly with the Philharmonia and the Royal Philharmonic and has been picked to study with celebrated trombonist Ian Bousfield in Bern next year.