Jennifer Johnston is a former BBC New Generation Artist, and a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. She is particularly associated with the Bayerische Staatsoper and she has appeared in opera at the Teatro alla Scala in Milano, and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, amongst others.
A prolific concertmaster, she has performed with many of the world's leading conductors such as Gardiner, Welser-Möst, Rattle, Kalmar, Petrenko, Dausgaard, Zinman, Lintu, De la Parra, Marin, Slatkin, Harding, Ades, Kanellakis, Latvia, Brabbins and Adams. And she has worked with the most internationally renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Revolutionary and Romantic Orchestra at the BBC Proms, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Lyon National Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Euskadi Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academy di Santa Cecilia and the Gewandhaus Orchestra, among others.
She makes regular appearances in recital on BBC Radio 3, most recently ‘All About The Girl’ with James Baillieu from Glasgow’s City Halls. Her extensive discography includes the release of her debut solo album ‘A Love Letter To Liverpool’ (Rubicon) and Payne’s arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Brabbins for Albion Records, which she premiered at the BBC Proms (Vänska/BBCSO) and which was nominated for a Grammy Award. Her future engagements include Mrs Sedley in a new production of Britten’s Peter Grimes and Brigitte in Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Judith in Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle with Hindoyan and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Mahler 3 with Makela and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway and Paris.