Clarinettist Joseph Shiner regularly appears at venues and festivals around the United Kingdom and internationally, with recent engagements at Wigmore Hall, the Barbican Centre, and the St Magnus International Festival
His awards include the Hattori Foundation Senior Award, the Philip and Dorothy Green Award and the Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Prince’s Prize. A selected artist for Making Music and the City Music Foundation, he was also featured as a 'Rising Star’ for BBC Music Magazine.
As a chamber musician Joseph has enjoyed collaborations with the Allegri and Endellion quartets, as well as with pianists Somi Kim, Keval Shah, James Baillieu, Christopher Glynn, Sholto Kynoch and Ashley Fripp. In 2019, Joseph released his first recording as a solo artist on Orchid Classics, surveying Brahms' works for clarinet with piano and cello with Somi Kim and Yoanna Prodanova. The disc was a Classic FM ‘Album of the Week’, and hailed by Gramophone for its 'stormy grandiloquence' and 'twilit poetry'. Joseph is also a founding member of the award-winning Magnard Ensemble, with recordings on the Orchid Classics and Toccata Classics labels of music by Paul Patterson, Martin Butler, and Stephen Dodgson. Orchestral credits include performances with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, BBC Concert Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
As an educator, coach and animateur, Joseph has worked with organisations such as the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain, Wigmore Hall Learning, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Academy Open Academy and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. He has also held residential positions with Lancing College and Eltham College.
Joseph studied at Wells Cathedral School with Kevin Murphy, Timothy Orpen and David Campbell, before reading Music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, graduating with double First Class honours. He then studied with Angela Malsbury, Mark van de Wiel and Chi-Yu Mo at the Royal Academy of Music, where he graduated with Distinction and the DipRAM. Subsequently, he has studied with Patrick Messina, Christopher Richards, and Andrew Marriner.