Beverly Johnston

Beverley Johnston is one of Canada’s leading percussionists. Over the years, she has commissioned and performed many works by leading Canadian composers some of which have become a staple of the standard percussion repertory around the world. In honour of her exemplary commitment to the performance of the music of Canadian composers, she has been awarded the distinction of “Canadian Music Centre Ambassador”. In 2022 she was also inducted into the CBC Hall of Fame! Her exceptional stage presence, her remarkable virtuosity and musicianship have established her reputation beyond the border of her native Canada where she tours and performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician. She has been invited to numerous internationally renowned marimba and percussion festivals over the years. She has recorded seven solo albums and can be heard as soloist and chamber musician on many other recordings. Her recordings are available from the Canadian Music Centre and iTunes. Beverley teaches at the University of Toronto and is a Marimba One and Paiste Artist. For more information, please visit her on Facebook and at


Featured Performances

The Spirit Horse Returns

Saturday, July 29 | 1:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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