Joseph Griffin began playing the viola at the age of 8. He was awarded a place at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama at the age of 12, studying with Sven Arne Tepl and Fiona Winning and was granted a place at the Purcell School with an MDS scholarship at the age of 16, being placed under the musical guidance of Ian Jewel. Throughout his intensive activity Joseph gained valuable performance experience as a soloist, chamber musician and as an orchestral player, including appearances at: the Petworth and Little Missenden festivals, Warwick University, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Sage Gateshead and the Wigmore Hall. He has also been a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, playing under the baton of some of the world’s foremost conductors at the UK’s most prestigious venues. He was recently awarded the Sidney Griller Memorial Prize. Joseph held a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, studying with Martin Outram. Through the Academy, he has been involved in collaborations with the London Sinfonetta and the Britten Sinfonia. Joseph receives mentoring from David Smith of the Alberni Quartet and members of the London Haydn Quartet.