Studied in Portugal, UK and Netherlands Participated in festivals across Europe and currently divides her work between London and Amsterdam
Great comms, flexibility and performance. Thank you so much joana!!!
Excellent arrived on time great performance
Joana was perfect! Before we started the process of hiring a musician for our wedding, I had no idea what I should do or how much music we need and when. However after conversing with Joana, I felt confident we were getting the best as she put all our doubts to rest. On the day here performance was impeccible and several of our guests were commenting on how great her playing was. She made our special day unforgettable. I highly recommend her!
Absolutely fine - did the job, was pleasant, and was flexible on viola or violin - always useful..
Stepped in to help out with London Young Sinfonia concert at short notice - excellent player and great professionalism. Extremely grateful!
Portuguese violinist Joana started playing violin aged 4 and soon joined the Aveiro Conservatoire of Music where she studied with Ana Sofia Mota until she finished school. During the final 2 years, she also studied the viola with Hugo Diogo. In 2007 she went to the ANSO in Lisbon to do her bachelor and after that she continued her studies at the Royal College of Music, London, with Radu Blidar for her Masters Degree, which she completed in 2013. As chamber music is one of her main passions, Joana was a member of the Sattler Quartet for 2 years and attended many festivals such as Harmus Festival, Stift International Festival, Aurora Chamber Music and Lake District Chamber Music. She also participated in Masterclasses for solo and chamber music, given by distinguished Professors including Gordan Nikolic, Daniel Rowland, Leonid Kerbel, Zoltan Santa and the Chilingirian Quartet. Joana has been a member of several orchestras including Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Southbank Sinfonia, Britten Sinfonia, Garsington Opera, Orpheus Sinfonia, Chipping Campden Festival Academy Orchestra, Philharmonia Amsterdam and worked with many international conductors, including Bernard Haitink, Edward Gardner, Martin André, Herbert Bloomsted, Roger Norrington, Antonio Pappano and Michael Zilm. Her interest for historical performance has led her to some festivals such as Dartington, EUBO Mobile Academy and Freiburg Barockorchester Academy where she had the opportunity of studying with wonderful violinists such as with Petra Müllejans, Margaret Faultless and Adrian Butterfield. She also plays regularly with period ensembles such as Brandenburg Sinfonia and Feuersinfonie(Utrecht Oude Muziek Fringe Festival). Whilst studying in London, Joana was a recipient of the Gulbenkian Scholarship. Now she is grateful to have the support of the Harrison Frank Foundation, for the loan of a Maurizi violin. In 2016 she received a Career career development bursary from Help Musicians UK and performed complete Beethoven Sonatas in a four-concert cycle in London. Currently Joana divides her work between London and Amsterdam.
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