MusiciansJoshua Jones

Joshua Jones is 18 years of age and hails from Brisbane, Australia. He has studied cello with Howard Penny since 2020, and is commencing training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2022. He has also received mentoring from Karol Kowalik (Orava Quartet).

Joshua has performed in a wide variety of settings including as soloist with the Queensland Youth Symphony in 2021 (performing the Dvoƙák Cello Concerto) and as a chamber musician. He was a recitalist in the 2019 National Youth Concerto Competition and a finalist in 2021, however the Competition was cancelled due to the pandemic and border restrictions.

Joshua has performed as Principal Cello with the Queensland Youth Symphony (QYS) and is currently a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra. He has toured with QYS to Germany and China in 2017 and has performed in masterclasses at the Waikato International Cello Festival, New Zealand in 2016 with Richard Aaron, Li Wei Quin, Wolfgang Schmidt and Philippe Muller. He also performed at the Melbourne Cello Festival in 2015.

Joshua holds both Licentiate and Associate of Music Australia (Distinction) diplomas, and he is four-time prizewinner of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Young Instrumentalist Prize, and a three-time winner of the Australian String Teachers Association Concerto Competition. He has also participated in the Australian Chamber Orchestra Academy over several years. His previous teachers are Dr Meta Weiss and David Requiro.

Financial assistance supported by ANAM Syndicate donors - Igor and Jenny Zambelli, Liz O'Shaughnessy and Roger Badalassi, Jan Grant, Ralph and Margaret Plarre, Jannie Brown

Photo credit Pia Johnson


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