Trace Johnson

Trace Johnson

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Cello

First year with SO: 2018

Hometown: Madison, WI

Instrument: Trace plays on a 2002 Italian cello made in Cremona, Italy by Silvio Levaggi.


Education:
Interlochen Arts Academy; Bachelor of Music - Cleveland Institute of Music; Master of Music - Lynn Conservatory

Biography:
Trace Johnson is an adventurous, young American cellist whose passionate intellect and effortless musicality inspire all of his endeavors. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Trace now resides and works extensively throughout Florida as a performing cellist and teacher. Trace holds positions with the Sarasota Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, and Orlando Philharmonic and has served as guest principal cellist at the Nu Deco Ensemble, Southwest Florida Symphony, and South Florida Symphony. Trace won first prize in the 2015 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's Chamber Competition, first prize at the 2017 John Oliveira String Competition, and was selected to perform the Brahms Double Concerto with the Lynn Philharmonia after winning their annual concerto competition. Trace regularly performs with the nationally-acclaimed chamber music festival, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society in Madison, Wisconsin. Recently, Trace performed with the ArtHaus Orchestra at Burning Man.

Passions/Interests:
Trace enjoys reading historical fiction, listening to contemporary classical music, attending live music, running, and playing soccer.

Career Highlights:
One of Trace's career highlights was listening to encores from Emmanuel Ax after performing with Sarasota Orchestra.

Reviews

Written byHerald Tribune

 Literally gripping the arms of my seat, I was not the only one propelled on this rollercoaster of delightful music.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 Every section and soloist within the orchestra played their role with strength and beauty; every tree proud and tall. Tali served as an excellent guide leading the forces with assured confidence. The overall sound was lush and, yes, intense just where it needed to be.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The Sarasota Orchestra was brimming with bubbling energy...  

Written byHerald Tribune

 A lifetime of musical moments, cinematic in scope, gave every section of the orchestra a leading role at one time or another. Chief among them was the virtuosic solo of concertmaster Daniel Jordan.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 It was a thrill ride resulting in an explosion of audience enthusiasm.  

Written byThe Observer

 Andrew Lane, the Orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, knows how to program a winning event and this concert had something for everyone. It also brought in a whole new audience that seemed dazzled by the performances.  

Written byThe Observer

 The Sarasota Orchestra played a program this past weekend filled with so much color, it was like visiting the Louvre.  

Written byHerald Tribune

 The performance... was exceptional, bringing new and stunning sonorities from a larger than usual Sarasota Orchestra under the dynamic leadership of Anu Tali.  

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