Over 30 years of beautiful music

Joanne's international career has taken her from her home town of London to venues all over the world including Hong Kong, China, South Africa, Canada, America, Spain and Greece.

Joanne studied clarinet and saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Whilst there, she also founded a prize-winning saxophone quartet who received a scholarship to study at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, went on to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and played live on Classic FM.

In her final year at the Academy she joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic as Assistant Principal Clarinet where she performed concertos by Saint-Saens and Glazunov, played live on Hong Kong Radio and Television and took part in the Sunset Ceremony which marked Hong Kong's return from colonial Britain to China.

After a few months in England she moved to South Africa where she was Principal Clarinet with the Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in Durban for two and a half years. During her time in Africa, she played the Mozart concerto and the Debussy Rhapsodie with the orchestra. She performed regularly as a solo recitalist and also appeared in many chamber music concerts, including the prestigious Grahamstown International Festival.

When she was offered the post of Principal Clarinet with Northern Ballet Orchestra, Joanne returned to England. She now tours extensively with the company alongside a busy freelance career and performing solo and chamber music concerts all over the country. She lives in London, where she teaches privately and at the highly respected Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School. Joanne also enjoys her role as an examiner for Trinity College, London.


Reflections

From passionate Brahms to sensual Piazzolla, 'Reflections' takes you on an inspired musical voyage with the saxophone and clarinet. With its delightful contrasts of tones, moods and colours, this programme explores the diverse sound worlds of two centuries of evocative and beautiful music.

  1. Allegro amabile from Sonata in E-flat op 120 no 2 - Johannes Brahms
  2. Pavane - Gabriel Faure
  3. Sarabande and Allegro - Gabriel Grovlez
  4. Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
  5. Prelude
  6. Romance } from Five Bagatelles - Gerald Finzi
  7. Fughetta
  8. Aria - Eugene Bozza
  9. Love Is - Dave Roach
  10. Brazileira from Scaramouche - Darius Milhaud

Close Your Eyes And Listen

  1. Prelude *
  2. Spring *
  3. Summer *
  4. Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone
  5. The First Round **
  6. Drowning Your Sorrows **
  7. One for the Road **
  8. Bar-stool Tango
  9. Close your Eyes and Listen - Astor Piazzolla
  10. Après une rêve - Gabriel Fauré
  11. In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington arr. Belk
  12. Don't Ask Me Why - Richard Guinness
  13. Tanti Anni Prima - Astor Piazzolla
  14. Frensham Pond - William Lloyd Webber
  15. Apuro - Astor Piazzolla
  16. Morgen! Op. 27 No. 4 - Richard Strauss
  17. Libertango - Astor Piazzolla

* From 'The Victorian Kitchen Garden Suite - Paul Reade

** From ‘Six Pint-Sized Pieces - Richard Guinness


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