Gareth Johnson is responding to a rapidly evolving, global society with a diverse interest in music. Realizing this, he implemented changes in his use of technology, developed new technical skills, and expanded his musical genre.
Classical training began in St. Louis Missouri at the age of ten. As a child he was immediately considered an extraordinary talent and sent to the Juilliard School for evalution and subsequently began study at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music with the renowned Dorothy DeLay and Kurt Sassmanshaus, and other artists associated with the Juilliard faculty. At sixteen, he moved to south Florida to attend the Lynn Conservatory of Music where he later received his Masters Degree under the tutelage of Elmer Oliveira.
What makes Gareth unique in 2018 is that he has the desire and ability to entertain and create positive musical awareness and in-depth experiences to people from all walks of life. His daily life consists of invitations and ovations from Symphony Orchestras and audiences across the globe with his prize acoustic violin; jamming and entertaining on an electric violin (with or without pedals) to the highest and most eloquent country clubs and audiences in South Florida; and most importantly taking time to change the lives and values (in a positive direction) of children in south Florida, never forgetting the underserved and at-risk children.
My platform is: “There are poor and disenfranchised areas even in prestigious communities which have been forgotten. Many of these areas are even walled off. Behind these walls are the faceless children who must be given opportunities to show their faces. I feel that their involvement with music will change not only their lives but the world. I have become involved and I see the difference. They must be given the opportunity to express who they are — mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually and educationally through the powerful components of music. They must be given music in order to “save” their lives.”
Entitled by the New York Times as being very much like Joshua Bell, and comparatively the “Tiger Woods” of the violin, Johnson has received many accolades, and appeared as guest soloist with orchestras across the world , including Boston Pops, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, Dubuque, etc. etc. etc. Johnson has also won many competitions; most notedly - the junior and senior divisions of the Sphinx International Competition (2002, 2010). He has performed as soloist in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central America
Oct 13, Sat | 7:30pm
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Nov 18, Sun | 2:00pm
Dec 1, Sat | 1:00pm
Dec 1, Sat | 7:30pm
Dec 2, Sun | 2:00pm
Jan 18, Fri | 8:00pm
Jan 19, Sat | 8:00pm