Adam and Nico have worked together for over 20 years and performed throughout the UK. In this afternoon’s lunchtime concert, they will be playing duets by Fauré, Schumann and Schubert.
Gabriel Fauré – Dolly Suite Op. 56
Robert Schumann – Bilder aus Osten Op. 66
Franz Schubert – Fantasie in F Minor Op. 103
Adam Johnson (Piano)
Nico de Villiers (Piano)
Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson was a Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, performing under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst, making his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 in Pavlovsk Palace, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano.
He furthered his piano studies with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger who has described him as in possession of ‘an excellent technique and full of fantasy’.
Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Johnson is as equally at home conducting opera as he is fulfilling the role of soloist in concerto repertoire, playing chamber music, or directing his own large-scale compositions. Adam has given recitals throughout the world including Istanbul, New York, Northern Spain, Norway, and Rio da Janiero, not to mention his demanding schedule in the UK.
In 2008, he completed a Masters Degree in Conducting at The RNCM under the direction of Sir Mark Elder C.B.E, and was awarded the Ricordi Operatic Conducting Prize 2007.
Adam is currently the Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of The Northern Lights Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 he was elected as a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, and more recently was rewarded as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Musicians.
‘A Revelation’ – My Discovery of the Year 2009, Jonathan Pryce CBE
‘Incisive and Committed’ The Guardian