Mary Grace Johnson, violin

Violinist Mary Grace Johnson has appeared internationally at venues from New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. A passionate chamber musician, she studied with the American, Blair, Escher, Juilliard and Pacifica quartets and co-founded the Unison Quartet, recent participants in Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Aspen Center for Advanced Quartet Studies and the Perlman Music Program. She frequently performs with Houston-based collectives Kinetic Ensemble, Loop38 and MUSIQA, and aims to promote the music of underrepresented composers, especially female composers, through her recital programming.  She holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Vanderbilt University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.