JOSHUA ROMATOWSKI (flute) is a versatile young artist in the Seattle area. Joshua’s playing has been described as “elegantly shaped” (San Francisco Examiner) and “with graceful intimacy” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Joshua holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. Joshua also holds an Artist Diploma from the Cornish College of the Arts in Early Music. Joshua has appeared with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Ukiah Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Healdsberg, and the St. Claire Shores Symphony. With the St. Claire Shores Symphony, Joshua held the piccolo position for the 2004-2005 season. In 2005, Joshua was the first prize winner of the South Eastern Michigan Flutists Association young artist competition, followed by a performance of the Nielsen Flute Concerto with the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra in 2006. In 2014, Joshua placed 3rd in the Seattle Flute Society Young Artist Competition and was a winner of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Walter Frances Competition.
As a winner of the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Walter Frances Competition in 2014, Joshua participated in an outreach tour that spanned a week and reached over 4500 students at 18 different schools in western Washington. Immediately following the tour, Joshua appeared on Classical KING FM's NW Focus Live broadcast hosted by Sean MacLean and gave a brief performance and interview regarding the tour.
While in Austin, Joshua worked with movie composer Hanan Townshend and can be heard on the movie soundtracks for Terrance Mallick’s Tree of Life and To the Wonder.
Joshua is also an accomplished baroque flute performer. Winner of the 2012 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Baroque Concerto Competition, Joshua performed C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Minor on baroque flute with the SFCM Baroque Ensemble. Joshua has performed in San Diego with the Pacific Bach Project and in San Francisco with MUSA, the Alchemy Trio and the Albany Consort. In 2014, Joshua was one of the selected winners of the Early Music America summer workshop scholarships. Joshua has participated in the American Bach Soloists Summer Academy in 2013 and 2014, and the Vancouver Early Music Festival in 2014. This coming season Joshua will be appearing with the American Bach Soloists, Queen City Musicians, MUSA, Agave Baroque, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Byron and Schenkman and Friends concert series. On baroque flute, Joshua has received lessons from Janet See, Sandra Miller, Wilbert Hazelzet, Stephen Schultz, Philippe Allaine-Dupre, and Greer Ellison.
In January of 2013, Joshua was appointed Artist in Residence with the Concerts in Marin concert series. This included organizing recital programs including works for flute and guitar, baroque chamber music on period instruments, wind quintet, as well as small chamber works with flute and other wind instruments.
Joshua teaches privately across the Tacoma/Seattle area. Joshua’s primary teachers have been Timothy Day, Marianne Gedigian, Jeffery Zook, and Janet See.