$10/Adults or Free/Students 18 years & younger
Conley Johnson began formal studies at the age of 3 at the American Conservatory in Chicago. At the age of 13 he came to the attention of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra when he undertook to play the tumultuously difficult Piano Concerto No. 1 of Pyotr Tchaikovsky. Johnson made history at Interlochen Center for the Arts, being the youngest person ever to win the resident international concerto competition with the Tchaikovsky concerto. After his year attending the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland) in 2000, Conley took a sabbatical from music, attending Oberlin College (Oberlin, Ohio) majoring in neuroscience and biology. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin.
Since his graduation from Oberlin, Johnson has returned to music with fresh new insights into his musical goal: to follow in the romantic style of Rachmaninoff, Paderewski, and Friedman, and to achieve a personal artistry on par with theirs.
This event will be taking place at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts (400 Culver Street). For more information please visit http://www.sc4a.org/Happenings/Hempy-Keyboard-Series-Conley-Johnson.aspx or call 269.857.2399.