James Yan is an Australian-born Film Composer and Conductor currently living in London. James has completed scores for over 30 short films and documentaries, receiving numerous nominations for best score, at Sydney Film School (SFS) and Melbourne Indie film festivals. He received the Best Composer award at the 22nd SFS film festival and the AFTRS academic prize for music scoring for the screen.
After completing his Masters in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, London, James has gone on to contribute music to a variety of short films, documentaries, and a web series. Recently James has contribute music to a variety of Library Music companies including Universal Production Music, 2nd Foundation Music, Syncly, BMG, Audio Wallpaper and Arrow Production music among others.
James is developing expertise in applying both traditional and modern scoring techniques to screen productions. His distinctive voice is heard in his intuitive blending of orchestral colors with more contemporary guitar, drum and electronic elements.
Outside of music, James has a passion for traveling and experiencing the cultures of others 'off the beaten track'. An avid photographer, he enjoys capturing nature with a special interest in black and white photography. He currently attends Christ Church Kensington, wherein his Christian faith plays a central role in his life.