Canadian pianist, Penny Johnson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. A soloist at concert series around the GTA, Penny maintains an active YouTube channel devoted to the music of J. S. Bach.
A semi-finalist at the 8th International J. S. Bach Piano Competition in Würzburg, Germany and a two-time participant of residencies at The Banff Centre, Penny is in demand as a coach and adjudicator, having adjudicated numerous festivals including Beckettfest at Laurier, ORMTA, Peel Music Festival and the South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival. A former member of the College of Examiners for The Royal Conservatory, Penny maintains a private teaching studio.
As the creator of Piano Stories with Penny, The Great Pianists: Stories, Music & More and New Adventures in Piano Listening, Penny has a passion for the history of great pianists. A former contributing author for The Glenn Gould Foundation, she maintains a blog (Further North) devoted to the iconic Canadian pianist.
During the pandemic, Penny created From Stage to Page, a podcast devoted to the forgotten stories and memoirs of female performing artists from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She has also been researching her teacher, the American concert pianist, Constance Keene.pennyjohnsonpiano.com