Josephine Knight has an active concert career as a soloist and chamber musician.She was studied at Yale University and the Juilliard School of Music with Aldo Parisot, and at the Royal Academy of Music with David Strange. Following her studies in the USA, Josephine won a place to study with Mischa Maisky at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana. In acknowledgement of her success as an international cellist, Josephine was awarded a Fellowship to Wells Cathedral School and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music.
In 1995 Josephine launched her career with a sell-out debut recital at Wigmore Hall.As a concerto soloist she has performed with leading orchestras throughout the world. She has recorded for EMI Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Chandos, etc. Her recording of John Tavener’s ‘The Protecting Veil’ received public and critical acclaim and reached the Top Ten in the Classical Music Charts.Her commitment to contemporary music has led to performances of many world premieres by such composers as Huw Watkins, Geoffrey Burgon, Michael Nyman and John Tavener, etc. Josephine has collaborated as a soloist and chamber musician with many leading maestros. As a former member of the Pizarro Trio, formed in 2005, she performed in many of the most renowned concert halls and venues worldwide. As an independent artist Josephine has appeared at some of the world’s most prominent festivals.
Passionate about teaching and much in demand, Josephine is a professor of cello at the Royal Academy of Music, where she also holds the Alfredo Piatti Chair of Cello. Josephine is visiting professor at the Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig and is invited worldwide to give master classes.