James Huntingford is a performer on both modern and historical keyboard instruments, including piano, fortepiano and harpsichord.

James is a regular performer and soloist with Australian Baroque and is an associate artist with the Perth-based baroque ensemble HIP company.

James has performed on a number of occasions as guest soloist with the Perth Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Youth Orchestra, National Capital Orchestra and Musica da Camera Chamber Orchestra. James has performed as a feature artist in concerts in London, Hong Kong, Austria and across Australia.

In 2006, James received his Licentiate of Music (LMusA) with distinction. He was the winner of the Austrian Embassy’s Haydn Festival Competition (2009), as well as a two-time winner of the ACT’s National Eisteddfod Open Piano Recital (2008 and 2009). In 2009 he was the recipient of the Australian National University’s Erika Haas award for the highest achieving tertiary performance student at the ANU School of Music.

In 2013 James was awarded the Australian Society of Music Educators’ Lady Callaway Award for his diverse musical and artistic services to the Canberra community. In 2016 he moved to Perth, where he has since completed both an Honours year and a Master of Arts degree at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), specialising in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historical keyboard research and performance.