Piano 2020:   May 14th – 16th at Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Carter Johnson

Campbell River, BC

2016 Shean Piano Competition Winner Jeanne Amièle.

Nineteen-year-old Carter Johnson began his piano studies at age five with Shelley Roberts in Campbell River. He progressed very quickly, completing his Performer’s ARCT at age 15 (and receiving distinction on his Grade 9, 10, and ARCT examinations). Mr. Johnson has been a prizewinner in numerous competitions and festivals, including Second Place (along with the Baroque and chamber music prizes) in the CFMTA National Competition, Second Prize in the Julia Crane International Piano Competition, the prize for the best interpretation of the imposed work at the OSM Manulife Competition, and many awards over the years at Performing Arts B.C. (including First Prize in all four Canadian divisions).

He recently was the recipient of the awards for the best Baroque and 20th century performances at the University of British Columbia for the 2014-2015 academic year. He has an extensive concerto repertoire ranging from Bach to Prokofiev and has performed with several prestigious orchestras, including the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Northern New York.

Mr. Johnson began teaching piano six years ago, and soon after, began a formal study of pedagogy. In June of2014, he completed his ARCT in pedagogy, receiving the highest mark and winning the National Gold Medal. Mr. Johnson is currently in his second year at the University of British Columbia where he now studies piano performance with Mark Anderson. In addition to his musical career, Mr. Johnson is an accomplished actor and speaker: he holds his ATCL with Distinction in Speech and Drama from Trinity College London, and he has won competitions provincially for his performances of Shakespeare.

2016 Piano Competitors

Jeanne Amièle Chris (Ka Long) Au Carter Johnson Jocelyn Lai Natalie Lo Gaspard Tanguay-Labrosse

Important Information

  • The winner of the Shean Piano Competition 2016 was Jeanne Amièle!
  • We received 23 applications.
  • Strings Brochures are available on the download page.