Bio : Artists
Meredith Johnson : Double Bass
Originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Meredith Johnson began his double bass studies with Edgar Meyer at Vanderbilt University while pursuing a degree in English Literature. He went on to pursue his Master of Music Degree in Performance at Boston University, studying with Todd Seeber and Edwin Barker of the Boston Symphony.
Meredith has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a member of festival orchestras including: Classical Winter in Jerusalem, Schleswig-Holstein, National Repertory Orchestra, Sarasota Chamber Music and Tanglewood Music Center. From 1999-2002, he was a Fellow at the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, FL and a substitute musician with the Charleston and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. In 2002 he moved to Philadelphia, PA to study privately with Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bassist Hal Robinson, and to provide childcare for Mr. Robinson’s son. While living in Philadelphia, he was a member of the Haddonfield (NJ) Symphony and the Philadelphia Pops orchestras. In 2004, he joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bassist and that same year was offered the Principal Bass position in the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
An increasingly active soloist and chamber musician, Meredith has appeared with many of Manitoba’s premier ensembles including Agassiz Chamber Music, GroundSwell, and The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society. He has been a featured soloist with the Winnipeg Symphony and the Symphony of the University of Manitoba. He was curator of the 2010 season opening concert for the contemporary music organization GroundSwell: a performance that was broadcast nationally in Canada on CBC Radio’s The Signal; and most recently was a member of the All Stars Orchestra project under the direction of Gerard Schwarz.
He maintains an active teaching schedule as a sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba and a professional associate at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He lives in Winnipeg with his wife, violinist Susan McCallum, their daughter, Isla, and dog, Lucy. Meredith joined the faculty of EMF in 2001.