Violist and violinist Ami-Louise Johnsson was born in Stockholm 2001. She began her violin studies at the age of 5 with Nina and Oleg Balabine at Lilla Akademien music institution in Stockholm. 2009 she solo debuted with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Berwaldhallen. She regularly plays with O/modernt Chamber Orchestra, lead by London based violinist Hugo Ticciati, whom she also studied with in Stockholm. As Ami began her violin studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama 2019 together with Prof. D.Takeno, she also began playing the viola, 2020.
Ami-Louise has played with highly esteemed musicians such as Alasdair Beatson, Staffan Scheja, Henrik Måwe, Priya Mitchell etc. She participated in masterclasses with members of the Endellion quartet, The Gould Trio, Malin Broman, Simon Crawford-Phillips, Priya Mitchell, Vicky Powell etc. Ami received multiple awards in Stockholm international music competition 2015 and Rovere D`oro, Italy 2015. She won several chamber music competitions in Sweden and around the Baltic countries as well as Scholarships from The Royal Swedish Academy of Music. Ami holds a generous scholarship from the Anglo-Swedish Society in London. She is also the violist of the Fibonacci quartet, which won 1st prize at both the St James chamber music competition and Beethoven competition March 2020, where they also received the audience prize. Ami had the privilege of becoming one of the “Talent Unlimited” artists in the UK in July 2020. She is playing on a violin by Peter Westerlund, generously loaned to her by Welin Foundation, Stockholm. In November 2020 she won the Max and Peggy Morgan viola award at the Guildhall. She was chosen to be one of the young artists at the Norwegian music festival Valdres Sommersymfoni 2021-2022.