Joshua Lee, viola da gamba

Joshua Lee, Viola da Gamba

Joshua Lee, viola da gamba & baroque bass, leads an eclectic musical life performing on viols, violoncello, double bass, and violone with some of the world's leaders in early music.

Initially trained as a violinist, he began his studies in historical performance practice at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he was a student of Ann Marie Morgan, Mark Cudek, and Webb Wiggins. As a collaborative artist he is a member of New Trinity Baroque, a founding member of the ensembles Concerto Incognito and Marley’s Head, and has performed with the Washington Bach Consort, Olde Friends, Arcadia Players, and Hesperus.

Aside from performing early music, Mr. Lee has appeared with such popular artists as The Cure, 10,000 Maniacs, REM, and late great Tammy Wynette in “unplugged” performances across the US.

Also a dedicated educator, Mr. Lee has led educational residencies in inner city schools in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, as well as annual residencies in rural Kentucky. Now a resident of Atlanta, Joshua is on the faculty of the New School of Music where he teaches violin, ‘cello, and double bass.

Cited for his "stylish and soulful playing," Josh Lee performs on viols and double bass with some of the world's leaders in period music. Founder of Ostraka, Josh is a member of Musica Pacifica, Les Deélices, and The Two, and has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival, Orchester Wiener Akademie, Carmel Bach Festival and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

His performances have been heard on Performance Today, Harmonia, and Österreichischen Rundfunk, and he has recorded for Dorian, Koch International, Magnatune, Bear Machine, and Reference Recordings.


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