Joshua Bishop

Joshua Bishop

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Joshua Bishop is a pianist and music teacher in Bristol. He started playing at age 7, studying initially with Jane Compton and later Jena Pang in Essex. He obtained a first class degree in Music, at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2011. Whilst there he studied performance with Raymond Clarke and began teaching in his final year.

As a teenager, he took up the guitar (both acoustic and electric), and dabbled at the saxophone for a brief time before switching to the violin, which he studied to Grade 5. At university, he played percussion for the University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Orchestra, as well as Violin in the String Orchestra. He accompanied shows at the piano and wrote film music for several screenings and conferences.

Since leaving university he has played for choirs and choral societies, as well as instrumentalists and solo singers in exams, performances, and masterclasses. He is very active in the Bristol music scene, working for the world class concert hall St Georges, and at the South West’s only dedicated sheet music retailer Opus 13. He was worked for over 5 years at Jackdaws Music Education Trust in Frome.

Outside of music, Joshua is a keen endurance athlete – running and cycling especially. A particular success was coming 2nd in the Brutal Iron-distance triathlon in 2014.