Adam Johnson, Resident Conductor
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In 2013/2014, Adam Johnson steps up to the podium for his first Season as the CPO’s Resident Conductor.
Originally from Hinton, Alberta, Mr. Johnson holds a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the Université de Montréal and a Prize in Orchestral Conducting from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal.
A recipient of grants from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarships, the Fonds de la Fondation les Amis de l'Art and the Bourses d'excellence from the Université de Montréal, he has also studied conducting at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Pierre Monteux School in Maine. He was assistant conductor of l'Orchestre philharmonique des musiciens étudiants de Montréal (OPMEM) for the 2012-2013 season.
As a pianist he has participated in masterclasses at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Orford Arts Centre, and the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary. He has performed across Canada, as well as in France and Japan. Highly in demand as a pedagogue, he joined the faculty of the McGill Conservatory in 2010, and the Université de Québec à Montréal faculty in 2013, as well as teaching a large studio of private students. He has also taught harmony, analysis, and chamber music, and translated a major treatise on harmonic analysis from French to English.
The CPO’s Resident Conductor position is made possible by funding from the Canada Council for the Arts. This program provides valuable podium experience for emerging Canadian conductors; we are extremely grateful for this program and funding, which helps us to achieve our goal of supporting young Canadian talent.
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