W0012. EMMA JOHNSON, w.Julius Drake (Pf.): Encores by Alec Templeton, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Darius Milhaud, Emma Johnson, Erik Satie, Fritz Kreisler, Howard Blake, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Joseph Horovitz, Sergey Rachmaninov & Victor Babin. (England) ASV DCA 910. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 743625091021
“Emma Johnson is one of the few clarinettists to have established an international career as a soloist. Emma has performed across Europe, the USA and the Far East, as well as in Africa and Australia in venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Concertgebouw, the Louvre and the Barbican. In Britain she has achieved particular popularity.
Emma Johnson has appeared as soloist with many leading orchestras including the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Halle, Tokyo Philharmonic, Salzburg Camerata and Netherlands Philharmonic in repertoire which includes over forty different concertos. A new development in Emma's career has seen her being invited not only to direct from the clarinet, but also to conduct orchestras such as the London Mozart Players and the Royal Philharmonic.
Emma is also in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician. She has collaborated with quartets such as the Takacs, Brodsky and Contempo and she is director of her own ensemble, Emma Johnson and Friends, a versatile wind and string group.
Emma has achieved great success as a recording artist with over 20 discs to her name. Her Finzi Concerto CD was nominated for a Gramophone Award and Pastoral was a CD of the year in the BBC Music Magazine.
Emma Johnson plays an instrument by the English clarinet maker Peter Eaton. She lives in London with her double bass playing husband, Chris West, and their young daughter, Georgina.”