Graham Johnson

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Described as “that peerless song accompanist” (Daily Telegraph November 2015) Graham Johnson has performed with the world’s leading recitalists, and has recorded extensively for Hyperion Records. He is Senior Professor of Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He was made an OBE in the 1994 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, created Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Government in 2002 and made an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2010. In 2013 he was awarded the Wigmore Hall Medal, and received Honorary Doctorates from both Durham University and the New England Conservatory of Music. He was awarded the Hugo Wolf Medal in 2014 for his services to the art of song, and his three volume Schubert: The Complete Songs was also published in that year.



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    10 Aug 20 Poulenc: The Life in the Songs

    “Graham Johnson is a veteran British pianist and accompanist who has made himself indispensable to the art of the song…

    His new Poulenc book is a greatly expanded version of the already lavish and lively program notes that accompanied the recordings.”

    Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 10 August 2020