Josie enjoys a varied career as a double bass player and teacher

Josie joined the BBC Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and she continues to freelance with many of the UK's finest orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia and English National Opera.

She has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Bernard Haitink and Pierre Boulez.

Josie was a prize winner at the Academy and graduated with First Class Honours. She continued her studies in Switzerland and then, supported by a scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust, studied in Germany with Božo Paradžik.

Shortly after this Josie held positions with the Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg and the SWR Sinfonieorchester. She played regularly with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, touring across Europe and Asia, and appeared as concerto soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonie. She moved back to the UK in 2011 to take up a position with the BBC Philharmonic in Manchester before moving to London four years later.

Josie loves the diversity of the double bass, from playing chamber music to large scale symphonic repertoire and discovering and promoting solo pieces written for the bass by living composers.

Josie is passionate about teaching and working with young bass players. She coaches the basses of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and NYO Inspire and has worked with students at the Academy and the Royal Northern College of Music.