Nancy Johnson - Viola


Nancy Johnson is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she completed her Masters degree, and the Manchester University/Royal Northern College of Music joint course. Her teachers include Hilary Hart, Susie Meszaros and Toby Appel and she he has performed in masterclasses with Itzhak Perlman, Thomas Riebl and Diemut Poppen.

Whilst in New York Nancy performed as a chamber musician at Alice Tully Hall and also at Carnegie Weill Hall as violist of the Degas String Quartet with whom she was the graduate resident Quartet at Syracuse University, NY. After moving to London Nancy became a member of the Tavec Quartet, attending the European Academy for String Quartets in Aix-en-Provence and performing at the Wigmore Hall. Nancy has also attended Prussia Cove, The Salzburg Sommer Akademie and the Sarasota Music Festival.

Nancy has freelanced in London for many years and is now based in Cardiff. As an orchestral musician she performs primarily with the London Symphony Orchestra and regularly with many other orchestras and chamber ensembles including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. She is a member of Triocca, the Ireland-based flute, viola and harp ensemble. Triocca have performed and given workshops and masterclasses internationally and have appeared on television and radio. They have released a CD on the Lyric FM label which includes specially commissioned works.

Nancy teaches at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and is also a keen swing dancer!