Amy Johansen, University of Sydney, Australia Carillonneur

2017 Muelder Summer Carillon Series
Venue: Beaumont Tower (rain or shine) 

2017 Muelder Summer Carillon Series

Amy Johansen was appointed Sydney University Organist in 1998. Her duties include performing at more than 60 graduations and ceremonies annually in the University's splendid Great Hall, as well as overseeing and performing in the organ recital series. She is also an Honorary Carillonist at the University. Born and educated in the United States, Johansen earned the Bachelor of Music degree and Performer's Certificate in Organ at the University of Florida. She then obtained her Master's Degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Postgraduate study took her to London where she studied with Thomas Trotter, and Paris where she studied with Naji Hakim. Although her repertoire encompasses all periods of music, it was her first CD, The Embrace of Fire, devoted to the organ music of Naji Hakim, which initially brought her international acclaim. She has performed recitals in England, France, Norway, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. Johansen has performed often as soloist and accompanist with Australian and foreign ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Chamber Choir and the Scottish National Orchestra Choir, with her performances broadcast on American Public Radio's Pipedreams, the ABC, and the BBC. Her recordings are available on the Move, Newington and Pro Organo labels.

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