'It’s a tribute to the artists here that they do these pieces full justice'
David Mellor, Classic FM
Clarinettist JOSEPH SHINER regularly appears at venues and festivals around the United Kingdom and internationally. To date he is the recipient of numerous prizes including the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, the Worshipful Company of Musician’s Prince’s Prize and the Royal Academy of Music’s Buffet Crampon Clarinet Prize. A selected artist for Making Music and the City Music Foundation, he is currently Artist-in-Residence at Lancing College, and was featured as BBC Music Magazine's 'Rising Star' in August 2016.
As a solo and chamber musician Joseph has performed at every major UK venue, from the Wigmore Hall and Barbican Centre to St Johns Smith Square, Cadogan Hall, and the 1901 Arts Club. He has enjoyed collaborations with Maiastra, the Endellion and Alauda quartets, as well as artists Somi Kim, Ashley Fripp, Edward Liddall, Yoanna Prodanova, Savitri Grier and Samuel Staples. His debut recording as a solo artist, surveying Brahms' chamber works for clarinet with piano and 'cello, was released in 2019 on Orchid Classics. The disc was chosen by Classic FM as an Album of the Week, and hailed by Gramophone for its 'stormy grandiloquence' and 'twilit' poetry'.
Joseph is a founding member of the wind chamber group ‘Magnard Ensemble’. To date the Ensemble are selected artists for the Tillett and Tunnell Trusts, appear in recital and educational contexts across the breadth the United Kingdom, and have recorded for Orchid Classics and Toccata Classics. As an orchestral musician, Joseph has performed with, among others, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Joseph's 2019/2020 season includes appearances at King's Place, Bridgewater Hall, Snape Maltings, and the Holywell Music Room, in collaboration with artists such as Michael Dussek, Elin Manahan Thomas and the Allegri Quartet, as well as a busy portfolio of activities with the Magnard Ensemble.
Joseph’s initial study took place at Wells Cathedral School under the tutelage of Kevin Murphy and Timothy Orpen, during which time he was principal clarinet of the National Youth Orchestra as well as a BBC Young Musician Wind Category finalist. He subsequently read Music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, graduating with First Class honours and several awards and prizes, before moving on to study with Angela Malsbury, Mark van de Wiel and Chi-Yu Mo at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he graduated with Distinction and the DipRAM. Subsequently he has undertaken private study with Patrick Messina, Christopher Richards and Andrew Marriner.