Joanne began her career in Melbourne taking a Bachelor of Arts in Music and performing with the Melbourne Symphony. In 1993 she became The University of Melbourne’s Clarke Scholar, enabling her to complete a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London under Felix Andrievsky, where she also studied Baroque violin with Catherine Mackintosh.
A full-time member of the Northern Sinfonia for a number of years, Joanne went freelance in order to pursue the many and varied offers of work with other ensembles. She has been a member of the Scottish Ensemble since 2003, The Avison Ensemble since 1996, and is now a member of the Australian World Orchestra.
Joanne plays a very active part in education, writing and delivering projects for various groups, and was a teacher at the RCS (formerly RSAMD) for a number of years.
She is currently working on a web-based, performance project for long distance learning with Aldeburgh Music.