Blake-Anthony Johnson’s multifaceted career encompasses work as an administrator, performer, and educator. Johnson’s career prioritizes innovative, systemic, and multidisciplinary opportunities designed to execute cultural institution’s responsibility as a public service to all. Self-taught until the age of 18, Johnson built his professional career performing around the globe as an orchestral cellist, soloist, and champion of chamber works.
Johnson has recorded works by Richard Danielpour, Claudio Gabriele, and Poul Ruders and has previously been featured on NPR’s “From the Top” with Christopher O’Riley and “What makes it great” with Rob Kiplow radio broadcasts.Johnson’s rich performance history of national appearances soloing with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to international tours across Europe and Asia is the catalyst behind his love of arts administration. An avid arts education ambassador, Johnson’s portfolio includes work with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, New World Symphony, El Sistema, Academia Filarmónica de Medellín, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and the Nashville Symphony.
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