James LedgerProgram Director, Gondwana Composer School 2015

    Background: Studied French horn at Western Australian Conservatorium of Music (1992). Churchill Fellow (2008). Winner APRA-AMC Orchestral Work of the Year Chronicles (2010), & Golden Years (2013). Composer-in-Residence West Australian Symphony Orchestra (2007-09), Australian National Academy of Music (2011).

    Gondwana Choirs: Song on Memory performed in Taiwan in 2013

    Other Performances: West Australian, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Queensland, Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, Australian Chamber Orchestra and various chamber ensembles and soloists.

    Recordings: Conversations with Ghosts – a song cycle composed with Paul Kelly, released by ABC Classics (2013). ARIA award for Best Original Soundtrack, Cast or Show Album