B i o g r a p h y
Andrew Johnston (MMUS/ATCL/AmusTCL) has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in Britain and abroad, including concerto performances of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no. 1, Grieg Piano Concerto and Beethoven Piano Concerto in Kiev. He gained his Masters Degree in Musicology in 2006 from the University of Edinburgh, and has participated in masterclasses with Norma Fisher, Berndt Goetzke, Leon McCawley, Radoslav Kvapil, Yonty Solomon, Martimo Tirimo and others. In 2007 he gave a recital and masterclass in Latvia as part of a course on piano pedagogy, and in 2009 and 2010 he was on the faculty of the Chetham’s International Piano Summer School. He performs regularly with ensembles such as the Edinburgh Quartet, Rose Street Quartet and the Calton Consort, and recently performed Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.2 with the Edinburgh Charity Orchestra. This summer he will perform Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor at the Cathedral of the Isles, before touring a variety of music societies around Scotland and England with duo partner Jessica Beeston (viola) in the autumn.