Jo studied violin at Chetham’s School of Music and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. As well as working with the quartet, Jo has worked as a freelance violinist for over 20 years, performing and recording with orchestras such as the BBC Philharmonic, Ulster Orchestra and Northern Sinfonia. Jo has also performed with well-known artists such as Leslie Garret, Sir Cliff Richard, Russell Watson and The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Jo teaches on the Sage Gateshead’s Foundation Strings programme and is a tutor for the Sage ‘In Harmony’ project, as recently featured on BBC 1’s Inside Out documentary.
Jo has recorded and performed live with many prominent artists, most recently playing live on Lauren Laverne’s BBC Radio 6 show with Paul Smith of Maximo Park and Field Music as well as touring and recording on various releases.