Pianist and Further North blogger, Penny Johnson is best known for her performances of the music of J. S. Bach. Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and born in Peace River, Alberta, Penny holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music.
A former contributing author for The Glenn Gould Foundation and the creator of Glenn Gould 905: A Triple Birthday Multi-Media Celebration for the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, Penny is deeply influenced by Glenn Gould, in particular his radio documentaries and the moral fibre of his pursuit of ecstatic experiences through sound. Her blog, Further North, grows out of a desire to humanize Glenn through the sharing of short posts about how we might see our world through his eyes.
Active as a performer, coach and clinician, Penny’s highly acclaimed workshop, “From the Pianist’s Toolbox: Techniques for Effectively Practicing the Music of J.S. Bach” has been presented at various locations around the Greater Toronto Area, including several branches of ORMTA. For more information, please visit www.pennyjohnsonpiano.com