"I have been away from Australia now for 17 years. Our Australian talent is so far flung and so successful that the idea of being able to overcome the logistics and assemble us all in one place kindles for me, on both a professional and personal level, breathtaking anticipation.”

Joanne Green


Violin – Scottish Ensemble; Former Subprincipal – Northern Sinfonia; Guest Violin – Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Australian Hometown: Sydney
Education: Victorian College of the Arts, Royal College of Music, London

Joanne Green studied violin with the eminent Enescu pupil Nathan Gutman in Australia before winning a coveted full postgraduate scholarship (as the Clarke scholar) to attend the Royal College of Music in London. As a student at the RCM she became a founder member of the Hogarth Quartet which went on to win prizes in international competitions, participate in the BBC Young Artists programme and win the Tunnel Trust competition.

Joanne’s first appointment was as sub-principal member of the Royal Northern Sinfonia in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2003 she joined the innovative Scottish Ensemble (Winner of the 2020 RPS Ensemble award) of whom she is still a member. Playing Baroque violin, she has also been one of the leading forces behind the ground-breaking Avison Ensemble, including its well-received catalogue of recordings for Naxos and Linn Records. Joanne has played on the front desks of many UK orchestras, including the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.

Joanne is also a highly experienced education animateur and has written and delivered music education projects all over the UK. She taught at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for ten years and is now a visiting music specialist at Wells Cathedral School and Kings Bruton School in Somerset.

In 2018/19 Joanne was selected to participate in the Association of British Orchestra’s “Find Your Way” programme (a transformative professional development leadership programme for senior and emerging managers in orchestras and classical music organisations who have aspirations for leadership). She is a member of the Somerset Music Education Hub’s advisory board, and is a key member of staff of The Exhale, responsible for Planning and Relations.

Last updated 2022