JOSH WINIBERG BA (Hons) DipABRSM (piano) is a UK based pianist, composer and producer who specialises in soundtracks.
Josh composed and released his first instrumental album at 16, just two years after beginning to teach himself piano. The album, Sunrise, received encouraging feedback from Ludovico Einaudi, and as a result Josh was invited to perform his work at the prestigious Ravello Festival, Italy.
A year later, Josh received his first commission, composing for the video game Mr Smoozles Goes Nutso – a cartoon platformer created by Steve Ince, of Broken Sword and Beneath a Steel Sky fame.
After gaining a BA in Music Composition from Dartington College of Arts, Josh moved to Berlin where he began producing and performing electronic music. Since then, Josh’s productions have been supported by some of the world’s top DJs and electronic music magazines.
Returning back to the UK in 2013, Josh was asked to provide the score to Woman in Fragments, a short film by the American Film Institute, which was selected for Cannes festival. This soundtrack formed the basis of a new instrumental album, Change (featuring Alex Milne on guitars alongside Bergersen String Quartet), which was released in 2017. Two years later, Change was featured on the HDSounDI YouTube channel and has since received close to a million streams.
Some other notable credits include a commission for the National Lottery’s 20th Anniversary (2014), and a spot on BBC’s The One Show directing the Fishwives Choir (2013) alongside Jon Cohen and Phil da Costa (Military Wives Choir). In 2009 hang drum pioneer Manu Delago premiered a composition for hang and string quartet.
More recently, Josh has turned his attention to the traditional repertoire, taking part in classical festivals and competitions, and winning the 2018 Southend Music Festival adult piano section with three gold medal performances of Beethoven, Chopin and Schubert. In 2019 Josh gained the DipABRSM performance diploma in piano.
Since 2020, Josh has been a composer for the audio library Sparks.FM, specialising in electronic/classical crossover.
As well as composing and performing, Josh is active in music education, tutoring piano, composition, production and music theory on a private basis as well as in schools and charities.