"British-American Clarinettist Jean Johnson
is nothing short of phenomenal."



British-American Clarinettist Jean Johnson is an international collaborator in chamber music programs and as such has played in some of world’s finest venues notably the Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Palais des Beaux-Arts. As part of her varied music life, Ms. Johnson is a member of the critically acclaimed trio ensemble, ”Metamorphoses” and forms a duo with pianist Steven Osborne. 


Turkish Institute, Amsterdam

Premiere of the new work by Theo Loevendie, plus music by Mozart, Röntgen, and Smit

Scheidam Westvest, Netherlands

Jean Johnson with Metamorphoses and Rubens Consort. Music by Mozart, Klein, and Messiaen

Jeruzalemkerk, Amsterdam

Metamorphoses to premiere a new work by Theo Loevendie, plus a viewing of our documentary about the Dutch music we play and our experience of staying connected during lockdown.

Bollington Arts Centre, UK

Jean Johnson with Metamorphoses

Stockbridge Church, Edinburgh, UK

Travel the World in Song and Dance! Jean Johnson (clarinet) and Ailsa Aitkenhead (piano) present a tuneful lunchtime concert of short pieces fun for the whole family. Music by Cahuzac, Ravel, Piazzolla, Vaughan Williams, Chen Yi, Schumann, and Kovacs.

Doelen Concert- en Congresgebouw de Schouwburgplein

Jean Johnson with Metamorphoses. Music by Mozart, Bruch, Loevendie, Smit, Francaix

Bollington Arts Centre, UK

Jean Johnson and Danny Driver performing repertoire from the British masters and more.


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Jean Johnson and Steven Osborne, Stockbridge Parish Church, 18 Dec, 2020

Selected extracts from Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Brahms Sonata No.1 in F Minor Op.120, and Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
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RCS Presents: Jean Johnson and Steven Osborne - Company of Donors

A virtuosic, powerful and exciting programme of Weber, Bernstein and Poulenc.


Clarinet Sonatas, Brahms CD

Clarinet Sonatas | Brahms, Rózsa

Husband-and-wife team clarinettist Jean Johnson and pianist Steven Osborne come together for a recording of Brahms’ popular Clarinet Sonatas, uniquely paired with the rarer sonatas for clarinet by Miklós Rózsa, in which Johnson steps into the spotlight on her own.
Metamorphoses Trio Classical Musicians

Metamorphoses – Trios for Clarinet, Viola & Piano

Robert Schumann: “Four Fairy Tales” opus 132; Leo Smit: Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano; W. A. Mozart: “Kegelstatt” Trio kv498; Jean Françaix: Trio for Clarinet, Viola & Piano


fanfare review for Jean Johnson
“British-American clarinettist Jean Johnson is nothing short of phenomenal.”

Fanfare Magazine

fanfare review for Jean Johnson
Gramophone review for Jean Johnson
“Brings out the expressive character of every phrase…exceptional leggiero playing…beautifully paced…style and spirit.”

Gramophone Magazine

Gramophone review for Jean Johnson
Scotsman review for Jean Johnson
“sense of freedom and flair…. Bounding with energy and purposeful intent”

The Scotsman Newspaper, Edinburgh

Scotsman review for Jean Johnson
The New York Times review for Jean Johnson
“…fine recording by the poised clarinetist Jean Johnson. Beautiful renditions of Brahms’s Clarinet Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 round out this lovely album.”

The New York Times

The New York Times review for Jean Johnson
Audiophile Audition review for Jean Johnson
“Her chastity and implied sensuality comes forth strongly in the ensuing A-flat Major Andante…Johnson’s playing strikes me as particularly seamless as well as piquant.”

Audiophile Audition

Audiophile Audition review for Jean Johnson
“Johnson plays with a personal intensity buttressed by selective use of vibrato. …easily communicates the late-autumn intimate sensibility.”

Concert Review

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