James Lowe – Artistic Director, West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra

James Lowe assumed the position of Music Director of the Spokane Symphony, USA from the 2019/20 season. His work as a conductor has ranged over five continents including collaboration with orchestras in the UK and Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. 

Passionately committed to the belief that classical music is for everyone, he balances his conducting schedule with his work to engage new audiences and a long-standing commitment to youth music.

“WSSO continues to go from strength to strength – no mean achievement in these uncertain times for the arts and education. The secret is simple: a hugely dedicated team of staff, and terrific support from our local authorities. The atmosphere is one of friendship, fun and a deep commitment to musical excellence, and I’m delighted to be part of such a wonderful and inspiring organisation. I look forward to see what the next 25 years will bring!”