Joseph Crouch

Principal cello

Collaborations with period-instrument orchestras introduced Joe to the infectious enthusiasm of the instrumentalists which seemed a world away from the strict discipline of the choir, and this brought him to postgraduate studies as a baroque cellist at the Royal Academy of Music.

Immediately after graduating Joe joined the European Union Baroque Orchestra, and he now combines his positions as principal cellist with the The English Concert, AAM, and The Sixteen with numerous teaching roles and a research fellowship at Southampton investigating, particularly, the use of the cello as a chordal instrument.