Carter Johnson

Praised for his sensitivity and artistic depth, Canadian pianist Carter Johnson has established himself as one of his generation’s most exciting pianists. Most recently, he was the first prize winner in the 2021 International Stanislaw Moniuszko International Competition of Polish Music as well as the first prize winner of the 2020 Valsesia International Competition. In 2018, Johnson won the top prize in two of Canada”s most important competitions, winning both Grand Prize in the OSM Manulife Competition as well as first prize in the CMC Stepping Stone competition. He has performed with orchestras including l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, the Rzeszów Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Americas, and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, and his playing has been broadcasted by Medici TV and Radio-Canada.


Johnson holds a BMus from the University of British Columbia under Mark Anderson and an MM from the Juilliard School under Matti Raekallio and Joseph Kalichstein. Johnson is currently an MMA candidate at the Yale School of Music with Wei-Yi Yang. He lives with his wife Hannah and their sons Preston and Ambrose in New Haven, Connecticut where he is active as a performing artist and teacher.

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