Trace Johnson is an adventurous musician and emerging talent from Madison, Wisconsin. Johnson won first prize in the 2014 Lyric Chamber Society of New York's Chamber Competition, 2014 Lynn Conservatory Concerto Competition, and was a 2015 scholarship recipient from the National Society of Arts & Letters South Florida Chapter. Johnson performed classical, cross-over, and improvised music with the contemporary string octet, Barrage 8, for their 2015-16 season throughout North America, Canada, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands (www.barrage8.com). Son of legendary jazz bassist, Marc Johnson, Trace has had an affinity for alternative playing styles, improvisation, and composition from an early age. For the past two summers, Trace has appeared in both orchestral and chamber ensembles as an orchestral fellow with the Atlantic Music Festival and Eastern Music Festival. At AMF and EMF, Trace collaborated with composers George Tsontakis, Donald Crockett, and Ken Ueno, and shared the stage with eminent artists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Midori, and Anne Akiko Meyers. In 2017, Johnson was appointed to the cello section at the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. In June 2017 and 2018, Mr. Johnson performed with the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society in Madison, WI as a member of their 'Dynamite Factory' Young Artist Program (http://bachdancing.org/) and also as a regular performing artist.