Performing

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 / string quartet / quintet,   opera, baroque ensembles, contemporary and electronic music, and Argentine tango music.

Josephine is a founding member of Firebird Trio, reviewed in The Age as "an expressive soloist and fabulous internal communicator". Equally at home on modern and period instruments, Josephine performs and records regularly with other ensembles including    Accademia Arcadia, Elysium Ensemble, MSO, Orchestra Victoria, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra,CellOZ and Melbourne Baroque Orchestra. A recent recording of Quantz Concertos with Elysium Ensemble  earned her praise in GRAMOPHONE magazine for her "attentive duetting".

In Australia she has performed for Musica Viva, the Sydney and Melbourne 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 recently at the Longyou Caves Festival (China) and Akaroa Chamber Music Festival (NZ).

 

 

 

Whilst the Covid19 shutdown has put traditional live performing on hold, Josephine has presented a series of Letterbox Concerts for her dear neighbours in Brunswick, from the relative safety of her letterbox. Other enjoyable collaborations include performing with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Gurrumul, Burt Bacharach, Katie Noonan, the HUSH foundation, The Ring Cycle and her continuing exploration of period instruments, especially with fortepiano on which she received a Masters of Music (Historical performance) in 2019. She performs on a Thomas Kennedy Cello, 1830 (London).

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 fur Musik und Theater).