Joe Zeitlin started the cello at the age of nine. He obtained music scholarships to Wells Cathedral School, The Purcell School and The Royal Academy of Music. A keen chamber music player, Joe has performed at St John Smith’s Square, St James’ Picadilly, on a recent NAXOS recording, as well as working professionally with the LSO and Philharmonia.
Graduating from the Academy with a first class honors Bmus in 2005 under David Strange, he then achieved a DipRAM award in his Post-graduate Diploma under Colin Carr and Felix Schmidt. During this time he won the May Muckle cello competition, reached the final of the RAMclub prize, and won the Moir Carnegie award for the best post-graduate final recital. He also studied improvisation under Neil Hyde of the Kreutzer quartet. Joe recently gave a performance of Haydn’s cello concerto in C major with the Norwich Mozart Orchestra. He has taken part in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Gary Hoffman and Steven Doane.
His passion for pushing boundaries in contemporary music has taken him into many other different areas of sound and music, both as a performer, composer and improviser. Merging the cello with computers and electronics has seen him play concerts across the world in Peru, Germany, Spain and England.