THE SCOOP | TSO Cellist Joseph Johnson Appointed As Affiliate Professor At Eastman Faculty Of Music

Cellist Joseph Johnson (L: photo courtesy of the artist/R: Photo: Bo Huang)
Cellist Joseph Johnson (L: photograph courtesy of the artist/R: Photograph: Bo Huang)

The Eastman Faculty of Music has introduced the appointment of Joseph Johnson to the place of Affiliate Professor of Cello. Johnson, who has been Principal Cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra since 2009, can be an alumnus of Eastman.

In an announcement, Joseph stated he’s, “thrilled to be becoming a member of the college of the Eastman Faculty of Music. It is a full-circle second for me. As an alum of Eastman, this college holds a particular place in my coronary heart, and I’m honoured to be returning ‘residence’ to the place my profession began.”

Cellist Joseph Johnson

After graduating from the Eastman Faculty of Music, Joseph earned his grasp’s diploma from Northwestern College. Joseph Johnson was a member of the Minnesota Orchestra cello part for 11 years. Prior coming to Toronto, Joseph was Principal cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Alongside along with his place with the TSO, Johnson holds an identical place with the Santa Fe Opera. He’s Assistant Professor of Cello on the College of Toronto. He’s additionally a busy visitor teacher at different music establishments, and a frequent performer at music festivals all through North America. He just lately carried out the Canadian Première of the Unsuk Chin Cello Concerto with Esprit Orchestra.

Joseph performs on a cello crafted by grasp Paolo Castello in Genoa in 1780.

He performs Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No. 4, Op. 102 with pianist Saeyoon Chon at Koerner Corridor

Together with educating as an Assistant Professor of Cello on the College of Toronto, he serves because the cello coach for the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and the New World Symphony in Miami Seashore, FL.

This summer time, he’ll be one of many mentors working with newbie musicians in Toronto Summer time Music’s Group Program. In September 2024, he’ll be performing the Beethoven Triple Concerto with the TSO and fellow soloists Jonathan Crow and Jan Lisiecki.

Congratulations to Joseph Johnson and Eastman Faculty of Music.

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