Tyler James is classical cellist based in the New York City area. With a passion for chamber music, Tyler has performed collaborative works in venues including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Chateau Grimaldi at Cagnes-sur-Mer, and the Mirabell Palace. He has done residencies with the Enso String Quartet and the Zodiac Trio, and has been invited to perform chamber music for the Palm Beach Cultural Council's String Selections concert series for the past three summers. In collaboration with JoAnn Falletta, Tyler was invited to perform works by Igor Stravinsky for the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring with the Virginia Arts Festival.
Tyler was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his performances with Groupmuse, an organization working to bring chamber concerts to living rooms across the country. He is currently part of the St. Luke's Orchestra Mentorship Program, which culminates in performances at the orchestra's home, the Dimenna Center. Tyler recently made his concerto debut, performing Tan Dun's Elegy: Snow in June with the NYU Percussion Ensemble. He has performed in master classes for Alisa Weilerstein, Natasha Brofsky, Julian Schwarz, and Mark Kosower. Tyler's past teachers have included Emanuel Gruber, Allison Wells, and Bonnie Hampton, and he currently studies with Myron Lutzke and Marion Feldman on full scholarship at New York University.