Joanne Green began her career in Melbourne taking a Bachelor of Arts in Music and performing with the Melbourne Symphony. Gaining the Clarke Scholarship from Melbourne University in 1993 enabled Joanne to complete a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music under Felix Andrievsky, where she also studied baroque violin with Catherine Mackintosh.
A full-time member of the Northern Sinfonia for a number of years, Joanne went freelance in order to pursue the many and varied offers of work with other ensembles and particularly to pursue her interest in period performance. On modern violin, she has been a member of The Scottish Ensemble since 2003. Joanne plays a very active part in education, writing and delivering projects for The Scottish Ensemble and The Avison Ensemble, and was for a number of years a teacher at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. She is now working on a web-based, performance project for long distance learning with Aldeburgh Music.