Carter Johnson is the 2013 Dorothy Brealey Memorial Scholarship winner.
This $1000 scholarship administered by the Campbell River Friends of Music, is awarded every year to a piano student studying with a Campbell River teacher, in memory of Dorothy Brealey, a well-loved local piano teacher.
Johnson began his studies at the age of five with Shelley Roberts and progressed very quickly, completing his ARCT in Piano Performance with Distinction (as well as receiving an Advanced Theory Certificate) at the age of 15. He has won prizes in numerous competitions, including second place in the nation-wide CFMTA piano competition, where he competed in an age category with competitors ten years older than he. (He also won special awards for the best performance of Baroque and chamber music). Johnson recently won the Victoria Symphony Orchestra’s concerto competition. As a result of this he will be performing with the orchestra in August on the water for an audience of 40,000 people at the Victoria Symphony Splash.