who attended Stanford and Yale and studied with Bonnie Hampton, Zara Nelsova, Aldo Parisot and
1980, he joined the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and subsequently became
their associate principal cellist.
Other groups with whom he has worked include Aspen Festival
Orchestra, the Grant Park Festival Orchestra, the Minneapolis Trio, the San
Jose Symphony and the St. Paul Civic Symphony.
was one of the soloists when the SPCO took the stage at St. Olaf College on 2nd March 2001. He performed “Cello Concerto
in D” by Giuseppe Tartini. It became sort of a signature piece
for him during the 2001-2002 season, when he also
subbed for Heinrich Schiff on short notice to play the “Concerto in C”
of Franz Joseph Haydn.
2005, he gave a demonstration entitled “The Secrets, Lives, and
Violins of the Great Cremona makers 1505-1744” at the National Music Museum
He and pianist
Susan Billmeyer and violinist Leslie Shank were
guest soloists of the St. Paul Civic Symphony at the Janet Wallace Fine
Arts Center and Gallery on 2nd December 2007 when they
interpreted the “Triple Concerto” of Ludwig van Beethoven.
2008, he reunited with Leslie Shank for a recital of Beethoven’s “Archduke
Trio, Op. 97”, with Lydia Artymiw at the keys.
seven other members of the SPCO offered up Felix Mendelssohn’s “String
Octet in E flat, Op. 20” in May 2009.
small screen, he appeared in Minnesota
Originals on Twin Cities Public Television in 2010.
January 2011, he and pianist Matthew McCright
gave a recital in Carleton College Concert Hall that included “Fantasy
Pieces” by Robert Schumann, “Pohadka”
by Leos Janacek and a pair of sonatas by Francis Poulenc and Alfred Schnittke.
Minneapolis Trio delivered the concert premiere of Ethan Wickman’s “Chaconne and Toccata” in
on which Joshua appears include:
Album by Angel Grant; The Best of Me by Yolanda Adams; The Collection by Ninety-Eight
Degrees; Copland: Appalachian Spring with Hugh
Wolff; Feeling Strangely Fine by Semisonic; Home
Again by New Edition; Intimate
by Patti Austin; The Morning After
by Deborah Cox; Rainbow by Mariah
Carey; and, Stravinsky: Pulcinella
(Complete Ballet)/Concerto in E flat “Dumbarton Oaks” with
field of music education, he has served as a coach at the National
Orchestral Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, a master class clinician for the Allegro
Orchestral Association, and given private lessons and taught at the summer academy of St. Olaf College.