Concertmaster, Royal Philharmonic of Galicia, Spain
James Dahlgren, Concertmaster of the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia and Honorary Concertmaster of the National Orchestra of Porto, studied with Zaven Melikian at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After five years as a member of the San Francisco Opera, James accepted the Concertmaster position of the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra and later the position of Associate Concertmaster of the Granada City Orchestra. After arriving in Europe, James has also worked as guest leader with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra among others. Professor of Violin and professor of the Orchestra Audition Preparation class at the School of Superior Musical Studies in Santiago de Compostela, James maintains an active schedule as soloist and chamber musician.