ADAM JOHNSON- Guest Conductor

CURRENTLY

  • Resident Conductor of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal.
  • A regular guest conductor with the Edmonton Symphony OrchestraALSO
  • Assistant Conductor to Maestro Kent Nagano and the OSM in the 2016/2017 season
  • Served as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra’s AssociateConductor and Resident Conductor.
  • Guest conductor with Calgary Philharmonic.
  • Performed as a pianist across Canada, as well as in France and Japan.
  • Taught harmony, analysis, and chamber music, and translated a major treatise on harmonicanalysis from French to English.

BACKGROUND

  • Doctor of Musical Arts – Université de Montréal
  • Diplôme d’études Supérieures en Musique Niveau II (masters) – Conservatoire de Musiquede Montréal
  • Bachelor of Music – University of Alberta Edmonton, AB
  • Holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Prize inOrchestral Conducting from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.

AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Winner of the 2015 Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestral Conducting from the Canada Council for the Arts
  • Canada Council for the Arts Jean-Marie Beaudet Award in Orchestral Conducting
  • Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship winner
  • Fonds des les Amis de l’Art scholarship winner and Bourse d’Excellence de L’Université deMontréal scholarship.

SOME INTERESTING FACTS

  • Sang baritone with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus for performances ofBrahm’s Song of Destiny
  • Creator of MaestroMethods.com, teaching peak performance and personal development strategies through the model of conducting.
  • Multiple medalist during 5 years in downhill ski racing as a member of the Jasper Ski Team
  • Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.