Described as "a superbly gifted musician" (Winnipeg Free Press), double bassist MEREDITH JOHNSON enjoys a varied and active career of performance and teaching. Since 2004, Johnson has held the position of Principal Bass with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work with the WSO, Johnson has performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe with numerous festival and professional orchestras. In 2012, he was invited to be an inaugural member of the prestigious All Star Orchestra, an ensemble which, since its inception, has garnered many educational and artistic accolades, including seven Emmy Awards. Johnson was the principal bassist of the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra from 2004-2013 and was part of numerous tours and recordings with that ensemble. He frequently appears with many of Manitoba’s other premier ensembles, including Agassiz Chamber Music, Camerata Nova, GroundSwell, The Virtuosi Concert Series, and The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society. He has performed numerous recitals in Winnipeg, working primarily with pianist Madeline Hildebrand. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as well as the University of Manitoba Symphony Orchestra. In addition to a select private studio and his instruction at the University of Manitoba, Johnson maintains a professional association with Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He is also the founder of Bassitoba, an intensive three-day training and performing symposium that takes place annually in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. Johnson has been a member of the EMF faculty since 2001 and is also the orchestra personnel manager for EMF.
- Meredith Johnson
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