The Department of Music kicks off its Virtual Masterclass events with renowned cellist Guy Johnston.
Revered as one of the most exciting British cellists of his generation, Guy Johnston’s early successes include winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year, the Shell London Symphony Orchestra Gerald MacDonald Award and a Classical Brit. He has performed with leading international orchestras around the globe including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Ulster Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony, Britten Sinfonia, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Moscow Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony.
Guy is a passionate advocate for contemporary composers regularly commissioning, performing and recording new works. He is Associate Professor of Cello at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York and a guest Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In addition, Guy is an inspiring leader of young musicians as a patron of several charities which promote music education for school children and young people including Music First and Future Talent.
Experience Guy Johnston’s work with this short clip of Howell's Cello Concerto at King's College Chapel.