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Adam Johnson | John Cage Prepared Piano

Colour photo of Adam Johnson standing in front of a building
Adam Johnson

Friday 30th September 1pm

Adam Johnson | John Cage Prepared Piano | Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music 2022

Live | £7

Doors: 12.30pm

Adam Johnson
Multi prize-winning pianist Adam Johnson performs the prepared piano works of John Cage. Unique among the outstanding artists of his generation, Newcastle-raised 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.

Scholar and Junior Fellow at The Royal Northern College of Music UK, he studied with Martin Roscoe and has performed under the baton of Kent Nagano, Martyn Brabbins, and George Hurst. He made his Concerto debut aged 15 playing Mozart Piano Concerto No. 15 at the Glinka Accademia, St. Petersburg, conducting from the piano.

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. The composer Oliver Knussen has spoken of the 'extraordinary detail' of his performances.

‘Terrific’ - Thomas Ades


This concert is presented by Newcastle Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music with support from
Jazz at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Jazz North East and Arts Council England.

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