Born in 2000, Josh Mock is an up and coming composer, cellist and conductor based in London. Growing up in Cheshire, he entered the Junior RNCM in September 2012 and studied cello with Tim Smedley and composition with Larry Goves and Matthew Sergeant, winning the Nigel Hurst Prize for Cello in his final year. He went on to study cello at The Purcell School with Alexander Boyarsky and Pál Banda, and composition with various teachers including Haris Kittos, Claudia Molitor, Deborah Pritchard, Laurence Osborn, and Kerry Andrew.

As a composer, Josh’s music has been performed in venues throughout the UK, including the Southbank Centre, the ICC Birmingham and the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. He has worked with various notable musicians and ensembes, including Siwan Rhys, Nathalie Raybauld, the Silk and Bamboo Ensemble and Kathryn Williams, who performed his piece Let It All Out as part of the Decontamination concert series at RNCM. Josh was principal composer of the National Youth Orchestra in 2018.

Josh has played cello for over 12 years, and was twice a finalist at the Warrington Young Musician of the Year competition. As a chamber musician, his piano trio performed at the 2017 RNCM Chamber festival. Josh was a member of the National Youth Orchestra between 2016 and 2018, and held the role of string leader within the cello section during 2017.

He made his conducting debut in January 2017 when he conducted Lauren Marshall’s Suspended Between Earth and Air with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, which was broadcast on Radio 3. Since then he has conducted various works at venues including St George Hanover Square and the Turbine Hall.

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