Mikhail Johnson (1989) is one of Jamaica’s promising young pianists and composers. Winner of the Jamaica Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition for Young Musicians Senior Division in June of 2009 and the piano section of the Jamaica Music Teachers’ Association Music Competition in November of the same year, composer of piano and choral music, he has made consistent strides in the music profession.
As an active composer, He has been successful in competitions such being a finalist in the inaugural Cantus Ensemble Composition Competition in London where his composition Rose of Sharon received its world premiere and recording at the St. Gabriel’s Church in Pimlico, London by the Cantus Ensemble. In 2016 he was a winner of the North South Consonance Inc. Call for Scores resulting in world premiere performance of his piano work “Fantastic 4” at The Spectrum in New York City, and the Young and Emerging Composers Competition which led to the U.S. Premiere of “Misereatur” a version for string orchestra by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony in their NEOSonicFest Concert series.
Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science and a minor in music from Northern Caribbean University (NCU), Masters of Music degrees in piano performance and composition under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Satterlee (piano). Drs. Christopher Dietz and Mikel Kuehn (composition) from Bowling Green State University and is currently reading for his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Texas Tech University.