Ms Josephine St Leon
Tutor in Viola
|Contact Campus||Hobart CBD Campuses|
|Building||Conservatorium of Music|
|Telephone||+61 3 6226 7312|
|Fax||+61 3 6226 7333|
Jo St Leon was a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra for thirteen years, and Principal Viola with English National Ballet for nine years. She also held Principal positions with Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet and English Touring Opera. As a freelance player she worked extensively with the English Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. With the K Ballet Company she toured Japan, playing Guest Principal Viola for the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Grand Symphony Tokyo, The Osaka Theatre Orchestra and the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Jo was a member of the Priory Trio for six years, played regularly with the Orchestra of St. John’s Chamber Ensemble and Endymion Ensemble, with whom she premiered many works of contemporary British composers. She has appeared as soloist in the UK, South America, Australia and China.
Jo now lives in Hobart, where she is Tutor in Viola at the Conservatorium of Music and Head of Strings at St. Michael's Collegiate. She is violist with the Elanée Ensemble and the Diemen Quartet.