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Pierre Joubert

Pierre Joubert studied music at the Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated with an A.B.S.M. Diploma on the violin. He was also awarded the Head of Schools Prize for his work in the field of chamber music. Upon graduating, he joined the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra and from 1982 to 1992 held the position of Assistant Concertmaster of the English String Orchestra. During his time with the E.S.O. he played in concerts in the U.K., Europe, and in 1989 a major tour of the U.S.A. conducted by Sir Yehudi Menuhin.

An interest in Baroque music led to the study of the Baroque violin and in 1988 he joined the Academy of Ancient Music directed by Christopher Hogwood. As a regular member of the A.A.M. he has given concerts in all of the main concert halls of Europe, Japan, South America and the U.S.A. and worked with Christopher Hogwood, Robert Levin, Andrew Manze, and Richard Egarr. He has played on a large number of commercial recordings for Decca Records and Harmonia Mundi, including concertos and orchestral works by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi, Symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven, concertos by Mozart, and operas by Handel, Haydn and Mozart.

In 1994, he joined the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under the direction of principal conductors Sir Simon Rattle and Franz Bruggen. He has played with the orchestra in all the major cities of Europe along with regular appearances at the Lincoln Center. Highlights have included a residency at the Salzburg Festival with Sir Simon Rattle, a U.S. tour with Cecilia Bartoli including Carnegie Hall, and concerts, radio and T.V. broadcasts with Franz Bruggen, Gustav Leonhardt, William Christie, and Sir Charles Mackerras.

Since moving to San Diego, he has lectured in music history at the University of California San Diego, regularly concertizes with the Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra, and collaborates with Ruben Valenzuela as the orchestra leader of the Bach Collegium San Diego. Future plans include appearances with Bach Collegium San Diego and tours to Europe and the U.S. with the Academy of Ancient Music.

Teaching experience includes violin teaching in various private schools in England, courses and masterclasses in Spain and Canada and the UK and private tuition.