Originally from Savannah, Georgia, Dr. James Burch is a cellist based in Austin, Texas. He
has been a featured performer both nationally and internationally including at the
soundSCAPE festival in Maccagno Italy, where he was awarded the Performer Prize.
Committed to the performance of contemporary music, he has worked closely with many
composers including Graham Reynolds and David Lang. Recent engagements include a
fellowship at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival and as a guest artist at the Society for
Electroacoustic Music (SEAMUS) and Omaha Under the Radar Festival. James is also
the co-director of Tetractys, a new-music concert series in Austin as well as the cellist of
the sextet Hear No Evil.
James received his DMA in cello performance at the University of Texas at Austin where
he studied cello with Bion Tsang and chamber music with members of the Miro Quartet.
His previous teachers include Andres Diaz, Martha Gerschefski, Christopher Adkins, and
Hans Jorgen Jensen.