Walton’s musical thought continues to deepen
— Gramophone

Jamie has a strong affiliation with Wells Cathedral School (where he studied) who awarded him a Foundation Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to music.  He was subsequently given the role of Lead Patron for Cedars Hall, a state-of-the-art new £10 million concert and recording venue which Jamie was proud to campaign for.  Jamie curated a gala concert for its grand unveiling in October 2016.

In September 2017 Jamie will be part of a new faculty at Wells Cathedral School which focuses on chamber music through regular coaching and masterclasses.


Jamie is also Patron of the newly formed Yorkshire Young Sinfonia, set up by David Taylor.  YYS went on to win a prestigious White Rose Awards last year and has just been shortlisted a second time around.  They reached over 3 million listeners when David created the Radio 4 documentary Birth of an Orchestra with Alan Bennett.