Information About Joseph - Harpenden teacher
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Joseph (MA MPerf Art Dip) is a cellist, composer, and teacher based in London and the St Albans District of Hertfordshire. As a chamber musician and recitalist, he is often invited to perform at international festivals with artists such as the Wihan Quartet, Patrick Hemmerle and the Duo Concertante. He has broadcast for Radio 3’s In Tune programme and on Classic FM, has recorded for Seawolf Records, and has worked with the Lucerne Festival Academy, the London Sinfonietta and the Britten Sinfonia. Previously he was a student of Johannes Goritzki (Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana), Melissa Phelps (RCM), Moray Welsh, Guy Johnston and Nicholas Jones (Chetham's School of Music). He has been supported by the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, the John Lewis Partnership, Trinity College, Cambridge, the Harpenden Music Foundation and the Deena Shypitka Awards.
As a composer, his music has been performed by the BBC orchestras, Alison Balsom and the Manchester Camerata. In 2009 he was awarded the BBC Young Composer of the Year. His cello is a modern instrument after Guadagnini by Robin Aitchison.
When teaching, Joseph aims to develop the whole musician, drawing on his background of practical and academic training. He has taught for El Sistema de Orquestas Guatemala, for the Britten Sinfonia Academy and with the RCM Sparks initiative in addition to his private teaching, and has contributed articles about teaching to music periodicals.
Joseph enjoys teaching at all levels and aims to cultivate a love of playing and thinking about music. He is determined that his students learn to appreciate the benefits of effective practising, so that the process of learning a skill itself is the foundation for this wider enjoyment of music, not only the results this process brings. He is very interested in the link between theory and practice, especially with regard to interpretation.
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Additional Languages: Italian
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2017) - Cello (Artist Diploma) (Other) (✔ On File)
- Royal College of Music (2016) - Cello (Distinction) (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2014) - Music (first class Hons) (Bachelors) (✔ On File)