Aisha Orazbayeva & Joseph Houston
Aisha Orazbayeva & Joseph Houston in performance at Cafe Otto in Dalston, East London. Aisha Orazbayeva (born 1985) is a violinist from Kazakhstan. She also writes and has had plays broadcast on the radio. She gained notice for her performance of Salvatore Sciarrino caprices.Joseph Houston is a pianist based in London and Berlin. His wide-ranging curiosity has led to activity in a variety of fields, particularly in Contemporary and Experimental Music. He has performed all over Europe and in China, and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, and Albanian national television. Collaboration with composers on new projects makes up a large portion of Joseph's work, and he has worked with, among others, Christian Wolff, Rolf Hind, Thomas Simaku, Klaus Lang, Christian Mason, Colin Matthews, Brian Ferneryhough, Charlotte Bray, Simon Holt, and William Brooks.
In 2013 Joseph was a selected artist on the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists, leading to performances all over the UK. In the same year he was also winner of the 2nd Prize in the British Contemporary Piano Competition, a Help Musicians UK 'Emerging Excellence' award, and chosen as a Park Lane Group Young Artist, through which he gave his debut recitals at the South Bank Centre's Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall.
Joseph studied at the University of York and the Royal College of Music where his teachers included Ian Jones, Joan Dixon, Ashley Wass, and Andrew Ball.
Upcoming projects include a recording of solo piano music by Thomas Simaku to be released on Naxos, and a US tour with violinist Aisha Orazbayeva.
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