Beverley Johnston


Canada’s premier percussionist, Johnston is internationally recognized for her virtuosic, dynamic performances. Her exciting performances have been distinguished as unconventional, effectively combining classical transcriptions, contemporary music, and a touch of theatre. Her performances and recordings have been broadcast on radio networks all over the world. Beverley has performed at several  marimba/percussion festivals including the Shenyang International Percussion festival in China. In 2009, she was named an Ambassador of the Canadian Music
Centre in honour of her exemplary commitment to the performance of the music of Canadian composers. Beverley Johnston currently teaches at the University of Toronto and lives in rural Ontario with her husband, composer Christos Hatzis. Beverley is a Marimba One and Paiste Artist.

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