Joel Stobbe, who teaches cello and double bass, was born and raised in Prince George. He received his Artistic Diploma of Music Performance from the Augsburg Conservatory of Music in Germany, performing as soloist with chamber groups across Europe. Upon returning to Canada, Joel was a founding member of the Borealis Strings Quartet, with whom he toured broadly, giving performances throughout Canada and the United States.
Recently Joel has taken the position of coordinator of Advanced Programs and head of the String Department as well as cello teacher at the Langley Community Music School. Joel enjoys adjudicating and giving master classes, and is an active soloist and chamber musician.