L.Dip.SCSM (Perf) (Hons)
Archbishops' Award in Church Music (Guild of Church Musicians)
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Golden Key International Honour Society
Governor-General of Australia Medal
Albury Young Citizen of the Year Finalist
Albury Citizen of the Year Finalist
James Flores is an experienced and qualified musician on the piano and organ.
He began his musical career with piano lessons at the age of 4 under the guidance of his aunt, Aurora Flores, who herself has fulfilled a long and successful music teaching career.
James was a former regular participant at the Albury-Wodonga Eisteddfod, winning the age championships on several occasions, Junior Champion of the Bernstein Piano Competition (Shepparton, VIC) and Finalist at the Bernstein Piano Competition (Ringwood, VIC).
James also studied the violin, with the late Margaret Moore, and participated in numerous Border Music Camps and as a member of the Murray Conservatorium Orchestra.
At the beginnings of his young adult life, James developed a strong interest in sacred music and the pipe organ. He then became a chorister of the St Patrick’s Schola Cantorum (Albury) and was subsequently appointed as sub-organist under the direction of Benedict Wilson (Albury, NSW). James was actively involved in the Schola’s liturgical activities, concerts and the production of three CDs. James furthered his organ studies with Dr Allan Beavis (Bowral, NSW) as Organ Scholar of the St Matthew’s Music Association.
In 2020, he received the Governor-General of Australia Medal for his contribution to music and was a finalist for Albury Citizen of the Year in 2017 and 2018.
James is a regular performer at the lunchtime recital series at St Matthew's, Albury, and has given recitals at notable venues such as St Andrew's Cathedral and St Stephen's in Sydney. As a church musician, he often assists with liturgical music locally at several parishes as organist and accompanist.
James' wide range of experiences, across multiple musical disciplines, has prompted a strong interest in studio teaching and passing on the joy of music to others. He hopes that those learning from him will enable music to be a treasured part of their lives.
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