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Jo Quail


“Music of sublime, awe-inspiring beauty”

GAFFA live review, Copenhagen

Jo Quail is an internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist from London, UK. Equally at home on stage solo, with bands, or in collaboration with choir and orchestra, she combines an eloquent mastery of her instrument with innovative looping techniques, to realise her complex, evocative music for audiences worldwide.

Inspired by the visual arts as much as by fellow composers, Jo cites Barbara Hepworth and Georgia O’Keefe as key influences, alongside the diverse music of Debussy, Pärt, Tool, and Trent Reznor. As a result, she freely crosses the boundaries between genres, awakening listener emotions, and taking audiences into uncharted territory with each concert. Her exuberant, celebratory performance style has won her a fanbase in the contemporary classical world as well as among enthusiasts of post-rock, metal and electronica.


Info

  • Date: Saturday March 23
  • Stage: mainstage
  • Time: tba

Jo Quails Instagram

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Off to make some music with this lovely lady @myrkurmyrkur here we are at Gorilla in Manchester toasting the end of the tour! #recordingstudio #cello #pirastroperoetual @stringsandrosins #womeninmusic #flyingwithmycello
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Photo by the incredible @simonkallasphotography from my concert in November supporting @amplifiedhistory Hielung. I'm such a lucky lady to have these beautiful concert opportunities and also to work with Simon, he of endless patience! Lots of news coming soon including new track and more... Xx #cello #soloist #contemporary #music #avantgarde #livemusicphotography #photography #ontour @boss_jpn @boss_europe @stuntdolly
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joquailcello

I had forgotten about this interview, lovely to receive the European String Teachers Mag yesterday! A wonderful resource for string teachers and students throughout Europe, and great to chat with them. And nice to be on a page with #nicolabenedetti! There's some musings on performance and practicalities in music, I find it's a great balancing act. How do you achieve your balances in life? #music #performance #cello #soloist #female #composer #lovemusic #mum #kids #blessed🙏
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joquailcello

#Repost @stefaniapassamonte (@get_repost) ・・・ Now playing on @WomensRadioStn the new Nominee of Future Classic Women Awards, unique and inspiring cellist/composer @joquailcello . Live for a week, at 10am and 10pm at https://stream.radio.co/sf9c0cf965/listen
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joquailcello

https://youtu.be/hFlNHgOgCDI please visit YouTube and watch this! Never has an hour flown so fast. I had a lovely time chatting with Stefania at @womensradiostn this morning. You can listen again tonight at 10pm, and the studio video is available on the link above. #womeninmusic #femalecomposer #cello #soloist #contemporary #avantgarde
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joquailcello

A live clip of Mandrel Cantus, filmed in Manchester at Gorilla. Film by @simonkallasphotography, thank you so much Simon! @boss_europe @boss_jpn your beautiful pedals in action. You can hear a special one off performance of this piece on 2nd Feb when I'm joined by Rob and Seb of Wren for a gig for @chaostheorymusic Festival in London! @nmc.live #cello #livelooping #livevideo #soloist #concert #exsolve #mandrelcantus
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joquailcello

joquailcello

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Things I do #343 when I should be sorting out subs and bpms...
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joquailcello

I'm thrilled to be back on the road with the incredible @monoofjapan in April and May on the European leg of their Nowhere Now Here tour. I hope to see you at a concert near by, we are playing some really great venues and it's a privilege to be invited to support a second time, already planning a special set for this! Delighted to be sharing the stage also with Arabrot, it's going to be such a great tour! MONO – Nowhere Now Here European Tour 2019 + Arabrot + Jo Quail 14/04 – DE Bochum, Rotunde 15/04 – DE Berlin, BiNuu 16/04 – PL Gdansk, B90 17/04 – PL Warsaw, Hydrozagadka 18/04 – PL Krakow, Zet Pe Te 19/04 – CZ Prague, Underdogs 20/04 – AT Vienna, Szene * no Arabrot 21/04 – HU Budapest. Durer Kert * no Jo Quail 23/04 – BG Sofia, Mixtape5 25/04 – HR Zagreb, Mochvara 26/04 – SI Ljubljana, Kino Siska * no Arabrot 27/04 – IT Bologna, TPO 28/04 – CH Zurich, Bogen F 29/04 – DE Munich, Strom30/04 – DE Karlsruhe, Jubez 02/05 – DE Leipzig, UT Connewitz 03/05 – BE Arlon, Aralunaires 04/05 – UK Brighton, The Haunt 05/05 – UK Leicester, Handmade Festival 06/05 – UK Manchester, Gorilla Presented by @nmc.live. #mono #support #cello #soloist #arabrot #avantgarde #progressive #heavy #music #livemusic #looping @boss_jpn @boss_europe
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joquailcello

I had a wonderful day rehearsing with Seb and Rob from @disciplesofwren Wren, putting together a special one off set for the '9 Years Of Chaos' @chaostheorymusic Festival on the 2nd Feb here in London. Expect the unexpected! It's sounding immense already! So privileged to work with these two amazing musicians x #cello #electriccello #looping #livelooping #percussion #bass #immense @boss_europe @boss_jpn
joquailcello

joquailcello

Good morning! Thank you @mindwalkersite For this photo from Poland. I will be back there later this year and I'd love to play for you all again! This pic sums up my mood this morning! Have a great day! Xxx #Repost @mindwalkersite (@get_repost) ・・・ Joanna Quail, Jo Quail @ Klub Kwadrat, Kraków, 11.12.18 • © Przemek Gruszczyński • More at: mindwalkersite.wordpress.com ••• #joquail #joannaquail #cello #cellist #alternative #indie #doom #rock #atmosphere #happy #woman #live #show #shot #instapic #picoftheday #canon #concert #concertphotography #photo #photography #krakow #poland #tour #knockoutprod @nmc.live
joquailcello

joquailcello

Happy happy new year! We spent the day with the sea, she was beautiful, wild, cold and full of empowerment. I send this energy to you all, thank you for your loyal friendship and support, and for being on this journey with me and with music. There's so much I would like to say, I keep deleting stuff because it sounds pretentious or like an Oscars speech but at the end of the day I want to say a huge thank you to you. Without you it would just be me in my music room, making weird noises. By coming to a concert you make a space for music to breathe and live; you are as much a part of the music as I am, as my cello is, as the sounds that wash around the room. They exist because you are there to inspire them, encourage them, and then to realise them with me as I play. Your support, your stories and words you bring to me after the concerts fill my heart and fuel my imagination. You rock. See you very soon xxxxx

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