Joanna Elizabeth Stark

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Joanna is a versatile music graduate of Edinburgh Napier University, open to performance opportunities of many genres.

Joanna Stark is a Scottish multi-instrumentalist with an eclectic performing background in cello, violin, piano and voice. Initially learning cello through Fife Council Instrumental Music Service, at Madras College, St Andrews, Joanna was the recipient of numerous regional awards, including The Fife Young Musician 2015 on cello and piano. She has since been studying cello under the guidance of Robin Mason at Edinburgh Napier University, having recently obtained a First-Class Honours Degree in Music. Her broad musical interests have led her to performance engagements across the UK, including with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland at the 2016 BBC Proms and with her folk duo, Shamblestone, at the 2017 BBC 2 Young Folk Awards Semi-Finals. Throughout her studies, Joanna has played an active role in the University’s Music scene as the Orchestra’s Cello Section Leader and member of the Contemporary Music Ensemble, as well collaborating on interdisciplinary projects for dance, film, theatre, improvisation and site-specific events. More recently, Joanna has enjoyed performing with her newly established Piano Trio (‘The Forth Trio’), recording for experimental folk collective ‘Mother Julian’, as well as directing music projects at the Eric Liddell Centre’s Dementia Day Care Service.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musical theatre, Classical, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Baroque, Folk, Experimental, Early music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Private event, Charity event, Recording session
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker, Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Theory teaching
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