Joshua Morris


Joshua Morris attends the 2023 TSM Academy courtesy of the Darius Bagli Fellowship.

Hometown: Saint Albans, Vermont, USA

Cellist Joshua Morris resides in Montréal, Québec. He is a Doctoral Candidate in Cello Performance at the Schulich School of Music, where he previously earned a Master’s degree and a Graduate Diploma, studying with Brian Manker. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin Conservatory, where he studied with Amir Eldan. 
An avid chamber musician, Morris is a co-founder and Music Director of Ensemble Urbain, a Montréal-based conductorless string ensemble that brings its performances to spaces beyond the traditional concert hall, and specializes in works by underrepresented composers. As cellist of the Milton String Quartet, he won the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Association Grand Prize and Senior String Division Gold Medal, the 2016 McGill Chamber Music Competition, and participated in the McGill International String Quartet Academy in 2016 and 2017. Morris has performed as a guest artist at the 2019 and 2022 editions of the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, and has also collaborated with numerous leading performers such as Jinjoo Cho, Phillip Chiu, and Axel Strauss. 

Morris appeared as soloist with the McGill Symphony Orchestra in November 2017, performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto. In 2016, Morris was named winner of the Schulich School of Music’s Golden Violin Competition, and the Jeunesses Musicales’ Peter Mendell Award. 
As a composer, Morris has performed his Suite for Solo Cello on numerous occasions, and his Suite for Solo Violin was featured on Oberlin Conservatory’s 2015 Dannenberg Honors Recital. He is a native of Saint Albans, Vermont, USA.