28 years old
Joshua Hooke is from Wonthaggi and is completing his Doctor of Philosophy in Music Performance at the University of Melbourne on scholarship under the guidance of Professor Ian Holtham. He studies regularly in London with Imogen Cooper and was invited to participate in intensive private study in Vienna with Paul Badura-Skoda.
With performances throughout Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom, Joshua has played at various festivals and series, including at the Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, Melbourne Design Week, the Melba Hall Lunch Hour Concert Series, the International Holland Music Sessions and was a laureate of the International Piano Seminar of Óbidos in Portugal. He has performed in some of Australia’s leading concert venues, including the Victorian Parliament House and the Australian Club.
Joshua has played in award-winning chamber music performances for the Musical Society of Victoria as well as performing with Australian soprano Greta Bradman and has premiered new Australian works. He has worked with conductors Benjamin Northey, Fabian Russell, Brett Dean and Richard Davis.
As a soloist, Joshua has performed with a number of orchestras including the Whitehorse Orchestra, the Hopkins Sinfonia and the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, where he was selected to play in the 2015 Chancellor’s Concert Series in Sydney. He has had performances broadcast on Antena 2 (Portugal), ABC Classic, ABC Radio Melbourne and across Australia’s Fine Music Network.
Joshua was a finalist in the 2018 Australian National Piano Award, where he received the Pam Wells Prize for best performance of a work by Schumann.