Joseph Houston

Joseph Houston is a pianist based in London and Berlin. His wide-ranging curiosity has led to activity in a variety of fields, particularly in Contemporary and Experimental Music. He has performed all over Europe and in China, and his playing has been broadcast on BBC Radios 3 and 4.


Collaboration with composers is a large portion of Joseph’s work, and he has premiered new pieces for solo piano by composers including Colin Matthews, Christian Mason, Michael Zev Gordon, Martin Suckling, Charlotte Bray, Thomas Simaku, and Simon Holt.

After studying at York University and Royal College of Music, Houston has been a selected artist on the Making Music Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists and winner of the 2nd Prize in the British Contemporary Piano Competition, a Help Musicians UK ‘Emerging Excellence’ award and a Park Lane Group Young Artist.

He has worked frequently as a soloist with ensembles and orchestras, performing works by John Cage, Olivier Messiaen, Brahms, Stravinsky, Michael Zev Gordon and Tchaikovsky.