VIOLINIST REBEKAH JOHNSON
Violinist Rebekah Johnson was awarded first prize in The Minneapolis Young Artist Competition at the age of six. As a soloist and chamber musician, Ms. Johnson has toured throughout Europe and the United States, including solo performances for the inaugural season of Spoleto USA in Charleston, SC, a recital tour of Zimbabwe in 2002 as part of the Eclipse of the Sun Festivities in Africa, and performances at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. Primarily focusing on traditional repertoire, Ms. Johnson has also premiered works by Philip Glass, Aaron Jay Kernis, and Frank Ezra Levy. A frequent guest performer on the “Meet the Composer” series directed by Lukas Foss in the 1980s, she was also a founding member of The Leonore Trio. Ms. Johnson's recording work includes "Three Partitas by J.S. Bach" and a new recording featuring the works of Ysaye, Bartok and Villa-Lobos. Ms. Johnson received both Bachelor of Music and Master of Music Degrees from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Ivan Galamian and Sally Thomas.