Emma Johnson (UK clarinettist)

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Emma Johnson (born 20 May 1966) is a British clarinettist, who was appointed MBE for services to music in 1996.

In 1984 she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, playing one of Crusell's clarinet concertos in the televised final, and went on to win the Bronze Award representing Britain in the subsequent European Young Musician Competition. She also won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 1991 which led to her New York City recital debut at Carnegie hall. She has gone on to become one of the UK's biggest selling classical artists, having sold over half a million discs sold worldwide.

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1985Clarinet Concerto / Flute and Harp ConcertoMozart; English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, Emma Johnson, William Bennett, Osian Ellis1
1986Crusell: Concerto no. 2 (Grand), op. 5 / Weber: Concertino, op. 26 / Baermann: Adagio / Rossini: Introduction, Theme and VariationsCrusell, Weber, Baermann, Rossini; Emma Johnson, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves2
1987Clarinet Concerto no. 1Weber, Crusell, Tartini, Debussy; Emma Johnson, English Chamber Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier4
1988La clarinette FrançaiseEmma Johnson, Gordon Back1
1991The Three Clarinet ConcertosBernhard Crusell; Emma Johnson1
1992EncoresEmma Johnson, Julius Drake, Skaila Kanga1
1992Finzi: Clarinet Concerto / 5 Bagatelles / Stanford: Clarinet Concerto / 3 IntermezziFinzi, Stanford; Emma Johnson, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Charles Groves, Malcolm Martineau1
1997The Two Clarinet Concertos / Concertino / Grand Duo ConcertantCarl Maria von Weber; Emma Johnson1
2004VoyageEmma Johnson2
Three Vocalises / The Lark Ascending / English Folk Song SuiteVaughan Williams; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Emma Johnson, Malcolm Martineau1

Album + Compilation

2000Romantic Clarinet ConcertosCrusell, Spohr, Krommer, Koželuh; Emma Johnson1
The Essential Emma Johnson: In Concert & In RecitalEmma Johnson1

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