Joseph Houston

Award: Career Development Bursary

Year: 2016

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Piano

Location: South East


Joseph Houston is a pianist based in London and Berlin. His wide-ranging curiosity has led to activity in a variety of fields, particularly in Contemporary and Experimental Music. He has performed all over Europe and in China, and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4. Collaboration with composers on new projects makes up a large portion of Joseph's work, and he has premiered an array of new pieces for solo piano. In 2013 Joseph was a selected artist on the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, leading to performances all over the UK. In the same year he was also winner of the 2nd Prize in the British Contemporary Piano Competition, a Help Musicians UK 'Emerging Excellence' award, and chosen as a Park Lane Group Young Artist, through which he gave his debut solo recitals at the South Bank Centre's Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall. Upcoming projects include the world premiere of a new violin/piano work by legendary American composer Christian Wolff at Kammer Klang; a residency at the 2016 Cheltenham Festival Composer Academy; and a recording of solo piano music by Thomas Simaku to be released on Naxos. "Moments of liquid, tranced beauty" - The Daily Telegraph