Grew up in Sydney and was very fortunate to be taught by the great trumpet artists Valentin Malkov, Gordon Webb and Daniel Mendelow. Joshua completed an undergraduate degree from the Sydney Conservatorium and a post graduate degree from ANU. Clarke performs regularly with many of Australia's finest orchestras, appears frequently as a soloist with the Sydney Chamber Orchestra and has become a proud founding member and soloist with the Australian Baroque Brass. Joshua has established an extensive teaching studio and considers sharing his love of music with young people - one of his true passions. In 2007, Joshua achieved one of his life dreams and was appointed to the principal trumpet position with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. Joshua is a Yamaha sponsored artist.