Double bass postgrad at the Royal Academy of Music
Joe studies the double bass with Graham Mitchell, Dominic Seldis, and Tom Goodman at the Royal Academy of Music. From 2014 to 2017, Joe studied at Clare College, Cambridge, where he gained a double first in Music. He previously studied the double bass with Tony Hougham. In 2015, Joe was the principal double bassist with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, having played in the section since 2013. He was principal double bassist with the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra – the university’s flagship orchestral ensemble – from 2014 to 2017. He took on the presidential role with the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra during his second year, liaising with artists and programming concerts. Whilst at Cambridge, Joe regularly performed with the university’s historical performance group, Collegium Musicum. Highlights included playing continuo in Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610, and J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion. With the same group, he performed the solo in Haydn’s Symphony No. 8, ‘Le Soir’ in an open rehearsal of the work as part of the Performing Knowledge Conference at Emmanuel College. As a chamber musician, Joe regularly appeared in the Cambridge University Lunchtime Concert series in works including Schoenberg’s Kammersymphonie Op.9 and Martinů’s Nonet. Joe has also performed Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet in a masterclass with the Schubert Ensemble. In his final year at Cambridge, Joe gave solo recitals at the colleges of Clare, Magdalene, and Murray Edwards. As part of the 2016 Roman River Festival, he performed Glière’s Intermezzo in St Peter ad Vincula church, Coggeshall.
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