Joanne Grant received her Bachelor of Music and Masters of Music degrees from the University of Alberta and San Francisco Conservatory of Music, studying with Claude Kenneson, Bonnie Hampton and Margaret Rowell. She received further training through the Banff Centre, where she studied with Lorand Fenyves, Thomas and Isobel Rolston, and members of the Hungarian String Quartet, and at the Aspen Music School, where she studied with Claus Adam, cellist of the Julliard String Quartet.
Joanne has performed with the Edmonton Symphony, the Berkeley Promenade Orchestra and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. For many years she was principal 'cellist of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and the Southern Alberta Chamber Orchestra. Joanne was a founding member and cellist with the LSO's resident chamber ensemble Musaeus, with whom she recorded regularly for the CBC and toured throughout much of Western Canada and as far afield as the former Soviet Union.
Principal cellist of the newly-founded Sinfonia de l'Ouest, Joanne regularly performs as a member of Duo Jaï with her husband, oboist/composer Stewart Grant, and as a member of Trio les Amies with pianist Judy Hung and violinist Sophie Dugas.
In addition, Ms. Grant maintains an active independent teaching studio for private cello lessons, coaching chamber music, group piano classes using the Music for Young Children method, preparing students for exams, and individual piano and theory lessons.