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Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston

Named by both BBC Music Magazine and The Observer as a rising star, and by the Financial Times as the ‘Face to Watch in Opera’, Jennifer Johnston is a former BBC New Generation Artist and the recipient of numerous awards including Second Prize in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition, two Susan Chilcott Scholarships and a Wingate Scholarship.


She has appeared in opera at the Salzburg Festival, Bavarian State Opera, Opera de Lille, Scottish Opera and Opera North, as well as at the Aix en Provence, Baltic Sea and Aldeburgh festivals, and has performed with many of the world's great orchestras in repertoire ranging from Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Jaap Van Zweden, to Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir John Eliot Gardiner for his 70th birthday, to be released as an LSO live disc. She made her Carnegie Hall début in Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and her BBC Proms début in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with Vasily Petrenko and the National Youth Orchestra.


A member of the Prince Consort and a noted recitalist, she made her solo recital début at the Wigmore Hall with Joseph Middleton. Her growing discography includes Britten Songs for Onyx Classics, and Thuille Songs for Champs Hill Records.