James Peace 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 and from 1998 has made a study of Argentinian Tango and many awards for his Tango-inspired piano compositions followed. 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.