Best known for her performances of the music of J. S. Bach, Canadian pianist, Penny Johnson has been a frequent soloist at concert series around the GTA and beyond. Holding a doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, Penny is the recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and has participated in residencies at The Banff Centre. A semi-finalist at the 8th International J. S. Bach Piano competition in Würzburg, Germany, Penny is in demand as a Bach coach and adjudicator, having adjudicated numerous festivals including the South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival, Peel Music Festival and Beckettfest at Laurier.
In addition to her private teaching, Penny is the creator of The Great Pianists: Stories, Music & More and New Adventures in Piano Listening as well as her newest online program, Piano Stories with Penny. She is also the creator of From Stage to Page, an historic audiobook podcast devoted to the forgotten stories and memoirs of female performing artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition to her Glenn Gould blog, Further North, Penny has been researching her teacher, the late American concert pianist, Constance Keene and is a member of the Board of Directors for The Chamber Music Society of Mississauga.(pennyjohnsonpiano.com)