Josephine Vains

Regular guest with the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria


An Australian cellist and chamber musician

Josephine Vains is an Australian cellist, chamber musician and educator. Her formative studies centred on solo/chamber music with Tilmann Wick, Hatto Beyerle and Walter Levin. A multi-faceted career has taken her to concert stages throughout Europe, North America, Asia, the Caribbean and Australia. Her performances with a number of award-winning chamber ensembles and orchestras. In Melbourne, she is a regular guest with the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestra Victoria (Guest Principal), ASTRA, Team of Pianists. But also is an organizer of the Bach Cello series. As a chamber musician, she has performed throughout Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France, China and Japan. She competed in the Melbourne, Osaka and Trieste International Chamber Music Competitions.  To find her official website:

The pedagogy of Josephine Vains

Josephine Vains’s love of music permeates her teaching. She is currently on the staff at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School, the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne and Monash University. Her students are regularly awarded prizes in competitions throughout Australia. She has mentored a number of advanced students through the transition to overseas study. Her busy musical life also extends to adjudicating, examining, blogging, curating concerts and radio programs. 

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