In the workshop at Oxford Piano Service.
James Dowbiggin is a Canadian piano technician, keyboardist, and composer. Having studied music and piano since his early youth, he strives for distinction in all areas of sound. James completed his Hon. B.Mus. from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has since worked as piano technician for JD Pianotech and assistant technician at Oxford Piano Service (oxfordpianoservice.com) under the mentorship of Mitchell Oxford. His development in the trade of piano technology has rewarded him with a set of skills that translates to all areas of music and life.
Throughout his career, James has cultivated a musical sensibility from an internationally diverse community of artists, performers and workers. With interest in all forms of sound, his sonic dialect grows via numerous streams. He has been involved in NUMUS, the Atlantic Music Festival, the International Society for Improvised Music, the Open Ears Festival, the Burlington Sound Of Music Festival, the Kultrun World Music Festival, the Waterloo Region Contemporary Music Sessions, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Kiwanis festival, among many other unique ventures.
James is a synthesist-keyboardist for the Seagram Synth Ensemble (http://www.seagramsynthensemble.com). Their 2019 debut album No Moving Air is available on vinyl and all streaming platforms.