Gareth Johnson

Violinist, Composer, Master Instructor and Arranger

Gareth Johnson is a stunningly talented violinist who has turned his, over 2 decades long, classical training into to a sound that is totally new to the the Pop Music Genre.

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Gareth Johnson is a stunningly talented violinist who has turned his over 2 decades long classical training into to a sound that is totally new to the the Pop Music Genre.
Gareth has studied Classical music since he was 10 years old and is considered a savant with the violin. Gareth has won many awards, honors, and accolades over the years (a full listing of those can be found on his classical website at garethjohnson.org). His truest award is the excitement in his students after they have accomplished a work of art that they thought they would never play. He is excited to see his own daughter, at 2 years old, take an interest in playing and loves working with her dad on projects already.

His love for the beautiful sounds of the violin came after seeing Itzhak Perlman in concert. His desire and passion to play at that point, along with his mother who holds a Doctorate in Music Education, gave him the pathway needed to become the master classical artist he is today. Linda Johnson, Gareth’s mother says, “His God given talent belongs to the world not a single individual person, or place. He cannot hide that talent for any reason. His passion, creativity, and unique sound must be let out into the world.”

His studies with master violinist, performances all over the world, and a desire to reach a broader base to spread his love of the violin has allowed him to cross musical genres. This extraordinary talent crosses and connects all borders, all musical genres from Johnny Cash to Stevie Wonder and Bruno Mars, as well as Metallica and Guns & Roses, right into Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee’s Despacito.

Gareth Johnson is that once in a lifetime artist.
Gareth travels the world as a master teacher, and educator. He is a dedicated composer and arranger of Contemporary, Classical, New Age, Hip Hop and Pop music.  For 2 years Gareth served as Artist-in-Residence and Distinguished Lecturer at Albany State University. Gareth has opened a private strings studio in Lake Worth, Florida.  He also directs strings programs in 2 schools throughout Palm Beach County. 

As a soloist Gareth has performed and held residencies with numerous orchestras in the United States including Hartford, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Rochester, Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Boston Pops, Baltimore, Annapolis, Detroit, Memphis; and has had several performances in Carnegie Hall. 

In the past 5 years Gareth has taught and performed in South Africa: Johannesburg and Durban as well as Europe: England and the Netherlands.  He adds these experiences to past tours in Asia, specifically China, Taiwan and the Republic of Hong Kong, Central America: El Salvador and Europe: Germany and Austria.  Gareth has performed with Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and several other world renowned string players.
 

Education:

B.A. in Music Performance, M.A. in Music Performance at Lynn University Conservatory of Music, Boca Raton, Florida

Scholarships, Awards, and Competition Wins for Violin Excellence

  • ICABA Salute to Black History Makers Award (2016)
  • Sphinx Competition Senior division winner (2010)
  • Probespielpreis der Jungen M—Ćnchner Philharmonie / Bayerischen Philharmonie Competition Winner (2009)
  • Lynn University Conservatory Competition Winner (2008)
  • Lynn University Music Scholarship (2002-2009)
  • The Madelyn Savarick Annual Music Scholarship Competition (2004)
  • Collegiate All-American Scholar (2003)
  • Arts Recognition and Talent Search (Arts) Award (2003)
  • Sphinx Competition Junior division winner (2002)
  • New World Symphony Concerto Competition Winner (2002)
  • Lynn University Young Musician Competition for Strings Winner (2002)
  • St. Louis Gateway “Young Heroes in Music” Award (2001)
  • St. Louis Laclede String Quartet Solo Competition (2001)

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