Violinist Jocelyn Healy's musical life began with piano lessons at the age of six - she loved the piano so much she never had to be encouraged to practice! The opportunity to learn violin did not come her way until the age of thirteen when she began lessons with Felix Millar at Glendowie College, sparking an immediate obsession with playing the violin. This eventually led Jocelyn to University of Auckland where she studied with Mary O'Brien.
Upon graduation Jocelyn successfully auditioned for the Auckland Philharmonia in 1982 and is proud to be among the first generation of Auckland Philharmonia musicians. There are countless highlights from her long career - playing with acclaimed violin soloist James Ehnes being just one memorable example.
In 2015 Jocelyn was awarded one of the sought-after Auckland Philharmonia study scholarships, allowing her to undertake four weeks of study in LA with Clayton Haslop, a prized student of legendary violinist Nathan Milstein.
Living on a small farm, Jocelyn is kept busy looking after three horses, three dogs, two cats and a flock of chooks. In addition to being a keen gardener, Jocelyn enjoys spinning, knitting, sewing and art as time permits.