Who We Are NEXT Study Course NEXT Musicians 2020-21 Joe Howson Piano NEXT Musician 2019-20 Joe Howson is a pianist based in London, specializing in contemporary music and collaborative playing. He has just finished his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music with Danny Driver, where he has been awarded prizes for Lieder and English Song accompaniment, contemporary music, and has performed concertos with the New Perspectives Ensemble and RCM Wind Orchestra. Prior to his time at RCM, he was an undergraduate at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, where he now works as a staff pianist for the vocal and wind departments. He has also trained with the BBC Symphony Orchestra ‘Pathways’ Scheme, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, British Youth Opera, and London Sinfonietta Academy. He looks forwards to beginning a Piano Fellowship with the Philharmonia Orchestra and participating in the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s NEXT training programme. He is grateful for the support of the Craxton Memorial Trust and Philharmonia MMSF in the 19-20 year, and for his previous support by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust and RCM Mike Rimmer Scholarship.