Joseph Shiner is the recipient of 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, as well as being a public finalist for the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015. Joseph is a selected artist with the City Music Foundation, and for Making Music with his duo partner Somi Kim. He is also Artist-in-Residence at Lancing College, East Sussex and was featured as BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Rising Star’ for August 2016.
He made his London solo debut with the Cambridge University Symphony Orchestra at St. John’s Smith Square in 2011 and was a public finalist for the Young Classical Artists Trust in 2015. Joseph is active in concert around the United Kingdom as a soloist and member of the wind chamber group ‘Magnard Ensemble’, which held a Chamber Music fellowship and the inaugural Open Academy/Wigmore Hall ensemble fellowship at the Royal Academy of Music for the 2014-15 season. The Ensemble are currently a recipient of the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform.
Highly active in the creation of new music, Joseph endeavours to incorporate new or hitherto unfamiliar repertoire into his programmes. In 2012 he accepted a Contemporary Ensemble fellowship at the Atlantic Music Festival, Maine, USA; during the four weeks of his residency Joseph premiered thirty-eight works by students, fellows and faculty members. His repertoire extends through an expanding number of commissions from composers such as Misha Mullov-Abbado, Kate Whitley, Ian Morgan-Williams and Freya Waley-Cohen.
Joseph’s initial study took place at Wells Cathedral School under the tutelage of Kevin Murphy and Timothy Orpen. He subsequently read Music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, studying with David Campbell and Mark van de Wiel, before postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music, London, where he graduated with Distinction, the DipRAM and the Keith Pearson Memorial Prize. Joseph has also studied with Patrick Messina (Orchestre National de France) and Chris Richards (London Symphony Orchestra).