Josh Knowles is a violinist, singer/songwriter, and music educator based in Boston, MA. Educated at Berklee College of Music, he has recently performed in an eclectic array of genres and groups. His indie/rock band, Nemes, was recently nominated for the Boston Music Award for Best Live Act, as well as New England Music Award for Best in State. Josh has appeared on stage with the Boston Ballet for several shows at the Boston Opera House and on their tour to The Lincoln Center in New York. He is also the co-founder of Stringalong, a string duo specializing in over 100 original arrangements of classic rock, pop and r&b tunes. Over the past year he has performed at other notable venues such as Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, and The Institute for Contemporary Art. Josh is Artist and Composer-in-Residence for the inner-city youth orchestra, Revolution of Hope, and also currently teaches violin, voice, and piano lessons both privately and at the Boston School of Music Arts in Dorchester.
Josh collaborated with the Collective in 2015 and wrote the poem for Jeffrey's "MiniM." He joined the Collective officially in 2016 and arranged the music for and performed alongside violist, Anna Stromer, in "Efil Ym Fo Flah" (Half of My Life.)
Photo: Sabi Varga