Joshua Weinberg, a New York based flutist/harpist/composer, originally from Minneapolis, MN made his solo debut in 2011 on the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Since then, he has performed as soloist on the stages of the Ordway Center for Performing Arts (St. Paul, MN), Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, MN), Conservatory Darius Milhaud (Aix-en-Provence, France), Duomo di Pavia (Pavia, Italy), Palau de la Musica (Valencia, Spain), among others across the United States and abroad.
With a passion for new and experimental music, Joshua served as Artistic Director of RenegadeEnsemble for their 2017-2018 season, and has performed with Zeitgeist, Spitting Image Collective, nief-norf Summer Festival, Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project, MusikaNova, Improvestra (a completely improvised orchestra), and Encore Wind Ensemble. Joshua has had works premiered by the dream songs project, Zeitgeist, flutist Catherine Ramirez, RenegadeEnsemble, vocalist Michael Betz, mezzo-soprano Alyssa Anderson, flutist Karen Baumgartner, and harpist Mallory McHenry. Joshua currently performs in Tactus, the premiere new music ensemble at the Manhattan School of Music.
In the summer of 2018, Joshua participated in the Ensemble Evolution residency at Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada) where he studied and performed with internationally renowned flutist Claire Chase and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble. In 2017, he was invited for a two-week artist residency for the Hinge Arts program through Springboard for the Arts, where he composed and performed new music for flute, harp, and electronics inspired by philosophical texts examining suffering and pain. In summer 2017, Joshua was a featured harpist/composer for the American Harp Society Summer Institute, where he worked with renowned composer Libby Larsen and harpist/composer Rachel Brandwein.
As a frequent woodwind doubler for theater pit orchestras, Joshua has performed shows with the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, Shoot the Glass Theater, Lyric Arts, Yellow Tree Theater, and many more. In Winter 2017, Joshua served as assistant music director of Impossible Salt’s original production Wise One at the American Swedish Institute. Most recently Joshua served as Music Director and Composer for a full-length original show with Impossible Salt at the 2018 Minnesota Fringe Festival.
Joshua was the 2nd Prize Winner in the Upper-Midwest Flute Association 2018 Young Artist competition. In 2015, he took 1st Prize in the Schubert Club Competition, and in 2011 was the Showcase Artist for Minnesota Public Radio’s Varsity Contest. Joshua has performed on more than seven national and international tours as principal flutist with the award-winning Saint Olaf Band and Orchestra. His performances have been broadcasted on Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio, Jazz 88 FM, and the television station TPT2.
Joshua received a B.M. in Music Performance Magna Cum Laude from Saint Olaf College (Northfield, MN) in 2015 under the tutelage of Dr. Catherine Ramirez (flute) and Elinor Niemisto (harp), and is currently pursuing a M.M. Degree in Contemporary Music Performance at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Dr. Tara Helen O’Connor (flute).