Graeme Steele Johnson

Winner of the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition and the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition, Graeme Steele Johnson has established a multifaceted career as a clarinetist, writer and artistic producer. He has appeared recently as a TEDx speaker, as a soloist and chamber musician at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series and the Phoenix Chamber Music Society, and as a concerto soloist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Vienna International Orchestra, and the Caroga Lake and Vermont Mozart Festival Orchestras. In 2018, Johnson designed and directed a multimedia performance concept titled IMPRESSION, which weaves the chamber music of Debussy and Ravel with the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé, culminating in Johnson’s own octet arrangement of Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Johnson holds graduate degrees from the Yale School of Music, and will begin a doctoral fellowship at The Graduate Center at CUNY in the fall.