Born in Sydney, Josephine has been studying abroad at the Curtis Institute of Music, USA, for the last four years. She is excited to return to the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), to continue her studies with Dr Robin Wilson, whilst also finishing her degree at Curtis under Pamela Frank.
Josephine began sawing away at the violin at age three, and has loved making music with others ever since. She made her solo debut with the Guangxi Provincial Symphony Orchestra at age 11, and has gone on to perform as a soloist with the Melbourne, Tasmanian and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras.
In 2016, Josephine won the prestigious Dorcas McClean Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s largest monetary prize for violinists. In 2017, she was a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition, and in 2015, she won the Ku-Ring-Gai Concerto Competition. In 2014, Josephine was a semi-finalist in the Junior Section of the Menuhin International Violin Competition, held in the USA. She has also played in masterclasses with Augustin Hadelich, Richard Tognetti, Gary Hoffman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Olivier Charlier.
Josephine dearly loves chamber music, and has participated in the 2018 YellowBarn Young Artists Program, and Keshet Eilon in Israel, where she performed alongside Shmuel Ashkenasi of the Vermeer Quartet. She has also studied with members of the Dover, Guarneri and Brentano Quartets.
She has performed in orchestras under world-class conductors like Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Simone Young, and Sir Mark Elder, through Curtis, ANAM and Australian World Orchestra, and the Australian Youth Orchestra, respectively. She was also selected as Concertmaster for two programs at the 2015 Australian International Symphony Orchestra Institute, as their youngest member.
Josephine has missed playing with her friends of late, and is excited to return to ANAM, of which she has many fond memories.
Photo by Pia Johnson