James Tibbles is one of New Zealand’s leading players of historic keyboards. He has an active performing and recording career, both in New Zealand and internationally where he has performed throughout North America, Europe and Australia. He is Deputy Head of School and Coordinator of the Early Music department in the School of Music, the University of Auckland, where he directs the ensemble Collegium Musicum Auckland. Beyond his university role, he is artistic director of the early music organisation Age of Discovery and organist/director of music at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland. After completing his MMus at the University of Auckland, Tibbles undertook post-graduate study at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague with Professor Bob van Asperen. On his return to New Zealand he was appointed director of music at Auckland Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. He was founder/director of the Renaissance chamber choir Cantus Firmus, and until recently served as deputy music director of the New Zealand Youth Choir. James Tibbles has a substantial discography on several labels including Naxos.