Praised for his sensitivity and artistic integrity, Carter Johnson has established a reputation as one of Canada’s most promising young pianists. 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 (along with the prize for the best performance of the test piece) in the CMC Stepping Stone competition. He has performed with orchestras including l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the Victoria Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Métropolitain, and the Orchestra of Northern New York, and his playing has been broadcasted by Medici.TV and Radio-Canada.
In addition to an ARCT in Piano Performance with Distinction, Johnson also holds an ARCT in Piano Pedagogy, for which he won the national gold medal for the highest mark in Canada at the age of 18. He began piano with Shelley Roberts and he now studies with Mark Anderson in Vancouver. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of British Columbia, where he also studied with Anderson. His areas of special interest include the music of J.S. Bach, German romanticism, chamber music, and art song.