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Yamaha Music School

Adam Johnson

Multi-prize-winning pianist, composer and conductor, Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow of Accompaniment at The Royal Northern College of Music .

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Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Time & Location

20 May 2024, 13:00 – 13:45

Yamaha Music School, 3 Seaforth St, Blyth NE24 1AY, UK

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About the event

Multi-prize-winning pianist, composer and conductor, Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow of Accompaniment at The Royal Northern College of Music.

He has performed under the baton of Stephen Bell, Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in Pavlovsk Place, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano.

Adam studied piano with Martin Roscoe and Peter Feuchtwanger who described him as in possession of ‘an excellent technique and full of fantasy’.

Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Johnson is as equally at home conducting opera as he is fulfilling the role of soloist in concerto repertoire, playing chamber music, or directing his own large-scale compositions. Adam has performed on some of the world’s finest concert platforms including Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Altes Rathaus Vienna, Schoenberg Saal Austria, and continues to teach piano at Durham University and Newcastle University where he enjoys giving masterclasses and performances.

In 2008, he completed a master’s degree in Conducting at the RNCM under the direction of Sir Mark Elder C.B.E and was awarded the Ricordi Operatic Conducting Prize 2007. Adam went on to be the founder and Artistic Director of the Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra in 2007 which went on to enjoy a 14 year span of seasons and concerts.

In 2011 he was elected as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and more recently was awarded as a Member of the Royal Society of Musicians.

Adam Johnson holds the prestigious Freedom of the City of London, which was awarded to him in 2019. In the same year, Adam recorded his debut composition album ‘Savage Piano’ in Abbey Road Studio 2, which went on to win the Ida Carroll Award and was released in 2021 on Collaborative Records to critical acclaim - most recently by Elaine Paige: "The most beautiful piece of piano music. I loved it”  Elaine Paige on BBC Radio 2, January 2024.

Music will include:

Mozart Piano Sonata No. 4 in E Flat K.282

Chopin Waltz in Ab Op. 69 No. 1 and Waltz in C Sharp Minor Op. 64 No. 2

Chopin Polonaise in C Sharp Minor Op.26 No. 1

Brahms Intermezzos A Major Op. 118 No. 2 and Eb Op. 117 No 1

Debussy Reflets dans l’eau

Adam Johnson Voices of the Ocean

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor “Moonlight Sonata”

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