James Albany Hoyle is a composer based in London. His music has been performed and commissioned by groups such as the London Symphony Orchestra, the Park Lane Group, Britten Sinfonia, and Psappha. James is currently a participant on the 2024 Royal Philharmonic Society Composers Programme, and was a participant in the London Symphony Orchestra 2017 Panufnik Composers Scheme, gaining a commission for the LSO's 2019/20 season.
James has recently completed his doctoral research at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, investigating time and temporality through musical composition. He previously studied at the Royal Academy of Music, Purcell School of Music, King’s College London, and Dartington International Summer School, where his teachers and mentors have included Julian Anderson, Edmund Finnis, Matthew Kaner, and Colin Matthews. He currently teaches composition and musicianship at the Royal College of Music Junior Department and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.