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Biography
                American pianist Christine Bethanne Johnson delights audiences with her extraordinary sound quality, delicate nuances, and interpretative conviction. Having performed in seven countries and throughout the United States to much acclaim, Christine has performed in venues such as the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth, Texas, the Chateau de Cheneau in Brussels, Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna, and Paris’ Ecole Normale de Musique. A native of Niceville, Florida, Christine is an advocate of American composers, and she always includes an American piece in her concerts.
        Throughout her performing career, Christine has been awarded many prizes and awards, including the Grand Prix at the 2005 Catania International Rachmaninoff Festival and Competition in Sicily, resulting in a performance with the Berlin RIAS Youth Orchestra. That season, she also won the award for Best Solo Performance at the Corpus Christi International Competition and the Judges’ Special Recognition Award at the Wideman Piano Competition. Christine has also achieved prizes at the Aaron Richmond Piano Competition, the Kingsville International Isabel Scionti Solo Piano Competition, and the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.
        Other honors include having a performance broadcast on NPR affiliates, performing a private concert for the U.S. Poet Laureate, and performing Henri Dutilleux’s Piano Sonata for the composer in Paris.
        After a year of study in Europe in 2006, Christine was awarded the International Certificate for Piano Artists by Philippe Entremont. She also holds music diplomas from Boston and Baylor Universities, and was a recipient of the Van Cliburn Scholarship at Baylor.
        Christine resides in Connecticut.

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