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September 2017

Artists › Guy Johnston

Guy Johnston is one of the most exciting British cellists of his generation. His early successes include winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year, the Shell London Symphony Orchestra Gerald MacDonald Award and a Classical Brit. He has performed with many leading international orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Moscow Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony. Guy’s mentors have included Steven Doane, Ralph Kirshbaum, Bernard Greenhouse, Steven Isserlis and Anner Bylsma.

Recent highlights include performances with the Ulster Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra and BBC Symphony, as well as chamber music performances at Wigmore Hall and in festivals across Europe. Guy recently gave the premieres of the Howells Cello Concerto and, at the 2016 Proms, Charlotte Bray’s ‘Falling in the Fire’. His many recordings include a recital with Kathryn Stott and David Matthews' Dark Pastoral, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. His latest project is a CD celebrating the tricentenary of his Tecchler cello, a project involving the acclaimed Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, where the cello was made.

An inspiring leader of young musicians, Guy is a patron of several musical charities including Music First and Future Talent. He is a Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music and a board member of the Pierre Fournier Award for young cellists.

Guy Johnston is a founder member of the award-winning Aronowitz Ensemble and founding Artistic Director of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival.