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Patrick Tapio Johnson
London Area .: North West London
Local Area .: Willesden
Post Code .: NW2 4LH
Mobile .: 07966303026
Price 60 Min. .: £ 45
Instruments .: Cello
Styles .: Classical


Patrick Tapio Johnson's Biography:

As a principal cellist, soloist and chamber musician, Patrick Tapio Johnson has

appeared in many of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious concert venues. These

include the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and the Purcell

Room. Additionally, he has performed across Europe, in India, and throughout



Patrick is a former member of Southbank Sinfonia, with whom he performed many

orchestral solos as a principal cellist. As well as having collaborated with the

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Academy of

St Martin in the Fields with Southbank Sinfonia, Patrick has also played with the

Philharmonia Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia,

London Musical Arts Orchestra and Orpheus Sinfonia. He also appears regularly in

recital with the pianist Leslie Howard.


He has performed under the batons of many eminent conductors, including Vladimir

Ashkenazy, Sir Antonio Pappano, Barry Wordsworth, John Wilson, James Gaffigan

and Heinrich Schiff. Additionally, he was principal cello in a memorable concert in

the Royal Albert Hall with hard rock legends Deep Purple.


Patrick’s life as a musician began in Scotland, where he was principal cello of the Fife

Youth Orchestra and a regular prizewinner in the Fife Festival of Music.? He then

studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he won

competitions in cello and composition. He also led the cello sections of the RCS

Symphony Orchestra, RCS Sinfonietta and the Athenaeum Orchestra.

Subsequently, Patrick studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Again he led the cello section of the GSMD Symphony Orchestra, and represented the

school in the 2011 City of London Festival.


A passionate promoter of new music, Patrick has given world premieres of many

works for solo cello, plus many more chamber works. Most recently, Marc Yeats

composed the solo cello piece "Pathos" for him, which was premiered in June 2013 –

Marc has since been inspired to use “Pathos” as the basis for a new cello concerto,

entitled “Logos”, also dedicated to Patrick. He also recently performed the solo cello

at the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre in a run of critically acclaimed

performances of Peter Maxwell Davies' The Lighthouse, with the composer in



“A true artist of the cello, who coped with the myriad challenges of the work in

admirable and compelling fashion… a performance that can only be described as

revelatory.” – Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion


Patrick Tapio Johnson's Qualifications
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama:  Advanced Certificate
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama: Master of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland:  Bachelor of Music (with Endorsement in String Teaching)


Patrick Tapio Johnson's Expertise
  • Ten years’ teaching experience
  • Have had own classes in Dormers Wells High School, Young Music Makers and my own private studio
  • Have taught as a deputy for London Music Masters, RCS Musicworks and LPO Funharmonics
  • As a member of Southbank Sinfonia, have coached and mentored students in Marlborough College and Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, and have also presented family concerts in Cadogan Hall
  • Member of European String Teachers’ Association for ten years


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