Award-winning Canadian conductor Adam Johnson connects with audiences and musicians through evocative performances of western art music. In 2016 he became Assistant Conductor of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and was appointed Resident Conductor for the last year of his tenure in the 2018-2019 season. He collaborated closely with Music Director Kent Nagano on award-winning recordings for Decca and Analekta, and contributed to performances in Carnegie Hall, the Salzburg Festival, and a major European tour. He has conducted more than 65 concerts with the OSM and worked with internationally renowned soloists such as Jean-Philipe Collard, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Charles Richard-Hamelin, among others.
Prior to his tenure in Montréal, Johnson served for three seasons with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, initially as Resident Conductor (2013-2015), and subsequently as Associate Conductor (2015-2016); he maintains a frequent presence on the podium as guest conductor. He also regularly guest-conducts the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared as guest conductor with the Québec, Trois-Rivières, Saskatoon, Guelph, and Thunder Bay symphony orchestras, as well as Symphony Nova Scotia. Internationally he has conducted the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra and members of the Philharmonisches Staatsorchestre Hamburg.
In 2015, Adam Johnson received the prestigious Jean-Marie-Beaudet Award for Orchestral Conducting from the Canada Council for the Arts, and recently won an OPUS award for best youth concert of 2018. He holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Prize in Orchestral Conducting from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.
In high demand as a pedagogue, he served on the faculties of the McGill Conservatory and the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has also taught harmony, analysis, and chamber music, and translated a major treatise on harmonic analysis from French to English. He is actively aiming to create societal change through increasing the impact of music education, reaching thousands of students by providing online training for music educators.
Label: Wix Records, Jake Coldham |
Management: Karen Blanche |
Booking: The Bookerz, Daniel Ku |
PR: That Girl Pr, Sarah Brookstone |