Josef is a Saxophone and E flat ClarinetLecturer at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
He studied clarinet and saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London.In 1976,whilst still a student, he formed the Myhra Saxophone Quartet with John Harle, Andy Findon andDavid Roach when they met as ushers at the World Saxophone Congress held at the Royal College ofMusic.
Josef played with the Royal Scottish NationalOrchestra (RSNO) as Associate Principal Clarinet and Principal E flat Clarinet for over thirty years before leaving in 2017 to pursue a freelance career. During this time hehas appeared in both concerts and recordings with most of the British orchestras including theLondon Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BournemouthSymphony and all of the BBC Orchestras.
He has appeared as soloist with the RSNO in Debussy’sSaxophone Rhapsodie and with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Peter Maxwell Davies’ Strathclyde Concerto No.6 for sixsolo wind instruments.He joined the teaching staff at theConservatoire in 1985.