Melbourne-born violinist, Anne-Marie Johnson, joined the 1st violin section of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in January 2018. Prior to this she completed a master’s degree in Geneva, Switzerland under Prof. Mihaela Martin. She also attended the Australian National Academy of Music, studying with William Hennessy and holds a Bachelor of Music from the Sydney Conservatorium.
Anne-Marie was the first prize winner in the 2014 Dorcas McClean Scholarship Competition and also was awarded first place in the ANAM concerto competition in 2013. She has been selected to participate in several international competitions including the 2017 Bartok World Violin Competition and Festival, the 2015 Seoul International Violin Competition and the 2015 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition. Anne-Marie has been a finalist twice in the Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards, was awarded the Audience prize at the Australian Youth Classical Music Competition and received a Premier’s Award for VCE Solo Performance.
Anne-Marie has appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, Corpus Medicorum and the ANAM orchestra. She was a founding member of the Australian Octet and has performed chamber music in the Musica Viva, Vasse Felix, Port Fairy Spring Music and Melbourne Festivals.
Anne-Marie has participated in masterclasses and had lessons with many extraordinary artists including James Ehnes, Christian Tetzlaff, Donald Weilerstein, Arabella Steinbacher, Tasmin Little, Dong Suk-Kang, the Borodin Quartet, the Tokyo String Quartet, the Pacifica Quartet and the Takacs Quartet. Anne-Marie received extensive chamber music coaching from Gabor Takacs-Nagy during her studies in Geneva.