Kristina Sara Johnson


Harp Concert at Paramoor Winery, November 2012

I am a professional freelance harpist of more than 20 years experience located in Melbourne, Australia. I have specialised in the Salzedo method of harp playing, and I have been very fortunate to study with Xanya Mamunya and Alice Giles. I have worked with some excellent people at the Melbourne Harp Ensemble, Stonnington Symphony, Melbourne Opera, Melbourne City Opera, Polyphonic Voices, XL Arts, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, CLOC Theatre, Altona City Theatre, Austrian Singers of Melbourne, Whitehorse Musical Theatre, and many others. I was the principal harpist for Melbourne Opera for 4 years (2010 to 2014 inclusive).

My favourite compositions are mostly those of French and Baroque composers.
I have an interest in Celtic repertoire and Early Music.

I am available for harp teaching (Saturday mornings only).
I am also interested in performance opportunities with orchestras, choirs and ensembles.
telephone: 0435 043 767

Video of me performing Gabriel Pierné Impromptu-Caprice Op. 9 in July 2016
Video of Faina Vengerovsky and I performing The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan-Williams in December 2012

I have written an article about composing music for the Concert Harp

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