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Ami-Louise Johnsson - Viola


Ami-Louise Johnsson has been lauded for her insightful musicianship and the warmth of her captivating sound, and is establishing a solid reputation as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician.
Most recently, she was awarded 2nd prize as well as the A. Dvorak Society award for best interpretation of O.Nedbal’s Romantic piece at the 2021 Oskar Nedbal International Viola Competition. That same year, she received a Junior award from the prestigious Hattori Foundation, and was named a 2021-2022 scholar of the Drake Calleja Trust in London. Ami is the 2021 laureate of the Kraus Scholarship, awarded to a young musician of great talent in representation of the city of Stockholm in the field of classical music. In October, Ami was invited to join the unique ensemble LGT Young soloist, led by Alexander Gilman, for a tour through Switzerland where she performed Telemann Viola Concerto. In 2020, she was selected to join the Talent Unlimited artist scheme in 2020 and won the Max and Peggy Morgan Viola award at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, leading to a solo début recital at St James’ Church, Piccadilly.

Ami regularly plays as a part of O/modernt chamber orchestra led by Hugo Ticciati, as well as being a founding member of the Fibonacci String Quartet, formed in 2019.
Since their formation they have participated in masterclasses and projects with Adrian Brendel, the Gould Piano Trio, Endellion, Bozzini and Chilingirian Quartets. In March 2020 they won both 1st prize and audience prize at the Beethoven Competition for Young Musicians in London. Later that same month they also won the 1st prize at the Saint James Chamber Music competition.

Ami currently pursues studies with famed pedagogue David Takeno at the Guildhall School, where she is privileged to be supported by the Anglo-Swedish Society. She has participated in masterclasses with Tatjana Masurenko, Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power, Wenting Kang among others. She has performed together with esteemed artists such as Priya Mitchell, Marianna Shirinyan and Staffan Scheja.

Ami-Louise was born in Stockholm in 2001. She began her violin studies at the age of 5 with Nina & Oleg Balabine and later Hugo Ticciati at the Lilla Akademie in Stockholm.
In 2009 she made her solo debut performing J.S.Bach’s Violin Concerto in A-minor with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra. Throughout her studies, she has been a laureate of international music competitions, including Rovere D’oro and Stockholm International music competition.

updated November 2021

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