Josephine is a versatile and engaging performer, heard regularly in concert around Australia and overseas as a cellist and chamber musician. She has worked with myriad artists on diverse projects including piano trio / quartet / quintet, string quartet, opera, baroque ensembles, contemporary and electronic music, and Argentine tango music.
Described in The Australian as "An ensemble of immense energy and focus", Josephine is a founding member of Firebird Trio, currently presenting innovative and engaging programs around Australia.
In Australia she has performed for Musica Viva, the Sydney and Melbourne International Arts Festivals, Noosa Long Weekend, Castlemaine and Port Fairy Festivals, Woodend Winter Arts and Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festivals. International performances include at the Musicfest Vancouver with Freshwater Trio, the Hannover Brahms and Schumann Festivals, White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and a China Tour with Trio 3.0.3.
Other enjoyable collaborations include performing alongside The Music Project for Merce Cunningham Dance Company, the sensational Gurrumul, recordings with Katie Noonan including 'Fierce Hearts - the music of Love Song Circus' and 'Songbook', Guest Principal cello during Melbourne's 2013 Ring Cycle and playing baroque cello with Accademia Arcadia. She also features on a number of the Royal Children's Hospital HUSH albums. Josephine relishes the chance to work with living composers and exploring new techniques as well as recording for radio, film and television (currently on Dr Blake's Mysteries on ABC1).
In 2013 she curated and performed in 'Song of the Birds', a concert for cello, piano and narrator which explored the life and music of Pablo Casals. This led to the debut of a CD with Benjamin Martin available for purchase at Thomas' Music Store and online through CD BABY. Her busy musical life also extends to adjudicating, examining, blogging, reviewing for Classic Melbourne website and curating concerts and as co-founder of Melbourne's Bach Cello Series.
After winning the inaugural Australian National Chamber Music Competition (1997) with Trio 3.0.3 (now the Asia-Pacific Competition), Josephine spent a fruitful period of study in Europe, where she was a prize-winner with the Pacific Trio and a laureate of the Melbourne and Osaka International Chamber Music Competitions.
Josephine is grateful to her inspirational teachers for their knowledge, guidance and love of music : Henry Wenig, Nelson Cooke and Marco van Pagee in Melbourne, and in Europe : Hatto Beyerle (Alban Berg Quartet), Walter Levin (La Salle Quartet) and Prof. Tilmann Wick (Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater).