James Kortum


James Kortum is Lecturer in Flute at the Sydney Conservatorium. Originally from the United States, James studied flute with Donald Peck, Principal Flute Emeritus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and former Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra flutist, Philip Sieburg. At the completion of his studies, James was offered the position of Principal Flute with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and has subsequently been Principal Flute with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and Second Flute with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his current position, James was Lecturer in Flute at the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. James has performed and given classes throughout Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the United States, England and Russia. He is also Co-Director of The Complete Flute with Andrew Macleod, Principal Piccolo of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, annually offering courses for performers and teachers in Macedon, Victoria

James has recorded for Wirripang: