Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, studying with Martin Roscoe and performing under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 at the Glinka Accademia, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano.
During his time at the RNCM, the Sema Group Contemporary Performance Prize was awarded to Adam for his performance of Lowell Lieberman’s Concerto No.1
"a bravura…terrific performance"
Adam furthered his piano studies in London with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger who has 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 given recitals throughout the world including Istanbul, New York, Northern Spain, Norway, and Rio da Janiero, not to mention his demanding schedule in the UK. The composer Oliver Knussen has spoken of the 'extraordinary detail' of his performances.
A pedagogue of the “Feuchtwanger” method, Adam has been affiliated with Newcastle University, and is currently a Repetiteur and Vocal Coach at the Associated Opera Studios, London.
Adam is the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra, and is a founding member, and Trustee of the North York Moors Chamber Music Festival.
TV & MOVIE CREDITS
Valentine’s Kiss (2015) (TV Mini Series) - Pianist
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2015) (BBC) - Arranger/Pianist
Miss Potter (2006) (Pheonix Pictures) - Pianist