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Marie Johnson

Hailing from Montreal, Marie Johnson is the second clarinet of London Symphonia. Much in demand as an orchestral clarinetist, Marie performs frequently with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and Windsor Symphony orchestras. She played second and bass clarinet with Orchestre symphonique de Québec for their 2001-02 season. A versatile performer, Marie enjoys a wide variety of musical collaborations. She is a founding member and bass clarinetist with the London-based clarinet quartet, ƒƒourtissimo.  As a soloist, she performed the Canadian premiere of the Rautavaara Clarinet Concerto with Orchestra London, and the Krommer Concerto for two clarinets with the London Community Orchestra. Highly regarded as an inspiring and dedicated teacher, Marie served on the music faculty at Upper Canada College in Toronto for nine years and since 2007 she has been a clarinet instructor at Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music. At Western University she was a guest performer with both the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble and she regularly appears on chamber music programs. Her teachers have included Robert Crowley at the Université de Montréal and Dieter Klöcker at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany. In her free time Marie enjoys baking and reading and spends her summers sailing on the Great Lakes.