Born in Sydney, Josephine recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music, in Philadelphia, under Pamela Frank and Arnold Steinhardt. She completed her first year at ANAM in 2017, returning in 2021 to complete her studies here with her long-time teacher, Dr Robin Wilson.
Josephine was selected as one of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2022 Emerging Artists. She has a deep love of chamber music, having previously studied with members of the Dover, Guarneri and Brentano Quartets. She has also performed alongside members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Vermeer Quartet, and as a guest violinist with the Affinity Quartet, with whom she is participating in the 2022 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, London, in April.
Josephine made her solo debut at age 11, and has gone on to perform as a soloist with the Melbourne, Tasmanian and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras. In 2016, she won the prestigious Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s richest violin competition. In 2014, Josephine participated in the Junior Section of the Menuhin International Violin Competition, held in USA. She was the winner of the 2013 National Youth Concerto Competition and the 2015 Ku-Ring-Gai Concerto Competition, and has previously won prizes at the Kendall National Violin Competition, Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition, and given broadcast performances as part of the FineMusic FM Young Virtuosi Competition.
She has participated in the YellowBarn Young Artists Program and Keshet Eilon Summer Festival in Israel, and performed in masterclasses with Augustin Hadelich, Pinchas Zukerman, Ani Schnarch, Ilya Konovolov and Olivier Charlier. In 2015 Josephine was selected as Concertmaster for both seasons of the Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, as their youngest member, under international conductors, Johannes Fritszch and David Danzmayr. Josephine has also been a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and the 2013 Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy.
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