Joshua Batty began his studies at Chetham’s School of Music with Gitte Marcusson, Richard Davis and Katherine Baker, during which time he became Principal Flute of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He was awarded a full scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music, London where he studied with Michael Cox completing his undergraduate degree in 2014. While a student of the school Joshua spent a year studying with Jacques Zoon at the Haute Ecole de Musique Genève.
He was awarded both the Sussex Award in the Royal Overseas League Competition and the LSO Candide Prize following his participation in the LSO Woodwind Academy. Joshua was then accepted into both Aldeburgh World Orchestra and as Principal Flute with Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester.
Joshua has guested as Principal Flute with the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, Royal Northern Sinfonia, John Wilson Orchestra, London Sinfonietta and Ensemble 360. He has performed in prestigious festivals and international concert series such as Berliner Musikfest, Salzburg, Lucerne, Edinburgh International, BBC Proms, Singapore Arts, Royal Concertgebouw, Staatskapelle Dresden and La Scala Milan.
Joshua is the former Principal Flute of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, Dublin (2015-17) with whom he has also appeared as a concerto soloist and is currently a tutor of flute at the Royal Northern College of Music.
Generously supported by the Haworth Trust