Penny Johnson

Canadian pianist, Penny Johnson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music, as well as Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music.

Best known for her interpretations of the music of J. S. Bach, solo recitals have included the complete Inventions & Sinfonias, Goldberg Variations and Art of Fugue.  In 2013, she was a semi-finalist at the 8th International J. S. Bach Piano Competition held in Würzburg, Germany, and her passion for the music of Bach has also led her to participate in a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, where she was a recipient of a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts.

Originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Penny resides in Mississauga where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Chamber Music Society of Mississauga.   In demand as a coach and clinician, her workshop, “From the Pianist’s Toolbox: Techniques for Effectively Practicing the Music of J. S. Bach” has been presented at various locations around the GTA including the Ontario Registered Music Teacher’s Association (ORMTA).

A former Product Manager for Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto and Contributing Author for The Glenn Gould Foundation, Penny is the creator of Glenn Gould 905: A Triple Birthday Multi-Media Celebration. For more information, please visit

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