Josephine Vains

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Biography

Josephine is an Australian cellist, chamber musician and educator. A multi-faceted career has taken her to concert stages throughout Europe, North America, Asia, the Caribbean and Australia and includes performances with a number of award-winning chamber ensembles and orchestras. Currently performing Australia-wide with Firebird Trio, she was a founding member of Trio 3.0.3, Freshwater Trio and the Pacific Clarinet Trio, and has broadcast on ABC FM, 3MBS, DRS1 (Switzerland), NDR (Germany) and CBC (Canada).
 
Josephine’s love of music permeates her teaching, and she is currently on the staff at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Her students are regularly awarded prizes in competitions throughout Australia, and she has mentored a number of advanced students through the transition to overseas study. Her busy musical life also extends to adjudicating, examining, blogging, curating concerts and radio programs. She performs on a lovely old Thomas Kennedy Cello, London 1850.
 
For more information on teaching and performing, see www.josephinevains.com