Joe Davies

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Graduated (BA) Trinity 2014. Scholar at the RCM, London. For bio and rep see joedaviescello.com. Teaching: http://tinyurl.com/o6e87ht

Joe Davies is a cellist and composer. He is a masters student with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music, where he holds a John Lewis Partnership Award. Joe's postgraduate studies are also generously supported by a Trinity College Travelling Studentship, and a grant from the Harpenden Music Foundation. After studying privately with Guy Johnston, Joe went to Chetham’s School of Music, where he received a Pierre Fournier Grant, won the BBC Young Composer of the Year competition, and performed on Radio 3’s In Tune programme. At Trinity College, Cambridge, Joe received an Instrumental Award, a senior academic scholarship, and a double first in music. Joe has performed as a soloist and director with many orchestras, in works ranging from C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto in A minor (Asyla Ensemble) and the Dvořák Concerto (Crowthorne Symphony Orchestra) to Shostakovich’s First Concerto (Liverpool Mozart Orchestra). He plays a 2011 Guadagnini model cello by Robin Aitchison. Joe has played with professional orchestras (Melos Sinfonia, Cambridge Handel Opera) and leading student orchestras (London Sinfonietta Academy, Britain-Pears Orchestra) at some of the world's top venues, including the Mariinsky Theatre, the Rudolfinum, and all of the major London concert halls. He is increasingly in demand as a freelance orchestral player in London and the home counties. With groups including the Maiastra quartet and the Robertson Ensemble, Joe has taken part in the RNCM, Trinity Laban, and London-Gibraltar Young Artists chamber music festivals. He has given chamber music and duo recitals in the Krakow Music Academy, the Bridgewater Hall, and at William Walton's home in Ischia. As a teacher and ensemble coach, Joe has worked for the Britten Sinfonia Academy and for El Sistema in Guatemala, where he was invited to give a two-week course in cello performance.

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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera
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Cello, Composer
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Musicologist
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