Dear friend of the flute,
I would like to recommend my new video "The Waterfall Op.3 by K. James Peace" to you. This is available free of charge on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq1hP-eWAvk
I wrote "The Waterfall" just before starting study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. It has proved to be a very popular work, and was performed a lot in Scotland after it's First Performance in Glasgow with the American flautist Lonni Inman and the composer in March 1983.
The graphic nature of the music made a filming of the composition inevitable, and after moving to Wiesbaden in February of 2010 I founded a company to make DVDs of my music. The recording of "The Waterfall Op.3" available on You Tube is actually the first recording made by the company. It will form part of a DVD containing some of my chamber compositions
K. James Peace,
Thomas Richter was given his first flute lessons by Hans Joachim Heinzmann in Augsburg, Germany.
He studied at the College of Music in Munich with Walther Theurer and Paul Meisen before becoming a pupil of Andre Jaunet in Zurich, Switzerland. Since 1984 he has been a member of the Hessen State Orchestra in Wiesbaden and also joined the orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival in 1997.
Between 1993 and 1998 he was a professor of flute at the prestigious Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz. He is also a member of a variety of chamber music ensembles such as the "Cuvillies-Quintett", the "Duo Aribal" and the "Gragnani Trio". With his "Trio Papillon" he won the chamber music competition of the National Flute Association of America in 1991 as well as in 1996.
Besides undertaking international concert tours he has also made recordings for Bavarian Television, South West Television and Radio Bremen. His many CD recording show a particular interest in the rarely performed flute literature of the 19th and 20th centuries.
James Peace was born in Paisley in 1963. He became a church organist at the age of fifteen and the following year gained a place at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to become the youngest ever full-time student.
From 1991 has has resided in Germany. From 1998 he has made a study of Argentinian Tango and many awards for his Tango-inspired piano compositions followed: TIM International Composition Competition in Rome (2000). Ibla Foundation in New York (2002). Commemorative Medal (First Class) of the International Piano Duo Association in Tokyo (2002). Gold Medal of the Academie Internationle de Lutece in Paris (2005). Major solo concert tours took place in 2002 to China and Japan as well as in Scandinavia 2004. He has made both CD and DVD recordings of his music. He was awarded fellowships from the Victoria College of Music in 2001 and from the London College of Music in 2008.
Although James Peace has become world-famous for his piano compositions, his work list includes many chamber and orchestral compositions