Bassoonist Joshua Elmore, 21, hailing from Shaker Heights, Ohio, officially began his music studies with Barrick Stees and Mark DeMio before joining the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. During his high school years, Joshua was principal bassoonist of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony and was a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and regularly performed in Severance Hall. Joshua has also performed on NPR’s From The Top and was selected to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.
Joshua is currently a student at The Juilliard School, studying under Judith LeClair as the proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship. Joshua has appeared numerous times in Carnegie Hall with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, as a member of The Juilliard Orchestra, principal bassoonist of the New York String Orchestra Seminar and as a member of Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA where he toured China and Europe with Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev and Christoph Eschenbach. Joshua attended the National Orchestra Institute in 2017 and recorded a Grammy-nominated album with Naxos. This past summer, Joshua was chosen to be a fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. At the Music Academy, he was a finalist in the concerto competition and the London Symphony Orchestra Keston Music Academy Exchange Fellowship. Learn more about Joshua here.