James Rhodes

in London, The United Kingdom
March 06, 1975




James Rhodes is a British classical pianist.

Born into a middle-class Jewish family in St John's Wood, North London, he was educated at Arnold House School, a local all-boys independent preparatory school, where he was sexually abused by a teacher.

Aged seven, Rhodes became interested in classical music and began learning the piano. He entered the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, but failed to make it past the second round.
In 1993, he was offered a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. But due to mental health issues and his father's insistence, Rhodes took a psychology degree at University College, London. On graduation, Rhodes took a job in the City of London, married, had a son and later divorced.

In 2008 he t

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“music has, quite literally, saved my life and, I believe, the lives of countless others. It provides company when there is none, understanding where there is confusion, comfort where there is distress, and sheer, unpolluted energy where there is a hollow shell of brokenness and fatigue. And”
James Rhodes, Instrumental

“It amazes me how many people love being unhappy.”
James Rhodes, Instrumental

“La verdadera compasión nace cuando se entiende que lo que alguien percibe como la verdad es, a todos los efectos, la verdad. Da exactamente igual que esto sea manifiestamente incierto para ti y para todos los demás.”
James Rhodes, Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music

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