The LOGOS Chamber Group
Joel Hunter - viola
Born in the UK and a proud Yorkshireman, Joel first picked up a viola aged 7 and eventually found his way to the Royal Academy of Music in London 11 years later. Since graduating, Joel has been performing all over the world with many leading orchestras and ensembles.
He was appointed co-principal viola with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in Glasgow after finishing his studies, moving on some years later to Stockholm and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, where as principal viola he worked until 2014. He is currently the principal violist of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra which he combines with a busy freelance career in many different countries.
He has appeared as a guest principal violist in most of the UK orchestras, including the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony, The BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the London Chamber Orchestra. Internationally he has worked with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta. He is also a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra and the internationally acclaimed John Wilson Orchestra performing exclusively works from the golden age of Hollywood and Great American Songbook.
As a chamber musician Joel has performed with many eminent artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Augustin Dumay, Piers Lane, Christian Tetzlaff, Alisa Weilerstein, Pascal Roge and Leif Ove Andsnes in concerts throughout the world. He has performed at international festivals such as the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival with the Kungsbacker String Trio and in the U.S.A at the Charlottesville International Chamber Music Festival and has appeared throughout the UK with many established ensembles. He is a founding member of the Logos Chamber Group playing annually at the Joy of Music Festival and International Piano Competition in Hong Kong.
Passionate about teaching, Joel has coached and taught at many institutions in Europe and especially enjoys working with youth orchestras. He has coached the violas of the World Youth Orchestra and in 2013 was appointed visiting professor at the Gustav Mahler Summer Academy in Bolzano, Italy.
In 2001 he was made an 'Associate' of the Royal Academy of Music in London (ARAM) for his services to the profession.
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