Piano 2024:   May 16th – 18st at Muttart Hall, Alberta College
Carter Johnson

Carter Johnson

Campbell River, BC

2024 Shean Piano Competition Winner Henry From.

Praised for his interpretive sensitivity, imaginative programming, and ability to make classical music speak to all kinds of audiences, Canadian pianist Carter Johnson is quickly establishing a reputation as one of his generation’s most gifted and multi-faceted pianists. He has won first prize in international competitions including the 2023 Concours « Les Étoiles du Piano », the 2023 Weatherford College International Piano Competition, the 2021 International Competition of Polish Music, and the 2020 Valsesia International Competition. He was also recently awarded the Most Promising Pianist not Proceeding to the Final in the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition, where he also garnered the award for the Best Program Presentation in the Semi-final for his program design and verbal introductions. He has also won first prize in important Canadian competitions such as the 2018 OSM Competition and the 2018 CMC Stepping Stone.

Mr. Johnson has given solo and concerto performances in over a dozen countries, and has collaborated with orchestras such as the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the Orchestra of the Americas.

Born in Campbell River, British Columbia, Mr. Johnson holds a BMus from the University of British Columbia, an MM from the Juilliard School, and an MMA from the Yale School of Music, where he is now currently a doctoral candidate, studying under Wei-Yi Yang. He currently resides in Hamden, Connecticut with his wife Hannah and their two young boys.

2024 Piano Competitors

Henry From Carter Johnson Dane Ko Gabriel Landstedt Jingzi Linda Ruan Adam Sun

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