Grant Johnson

Minnesota native, Grant Johnson, joined the Pittsburgh Symphony as Assistant Librarian in 2019. He came to Pittsburgh after serving two years as Assistant Librarian with the Phoenix Symphony. Johnson has also held positions with the Minnesota Bach Ensemble and Aspen Music Festival. Additionally, he has worked in the libraries of the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and St Paul Chamber Orchestra. Johnson is an active member of the Major Orchestra Librarians’ Association (MOLA).

Grant Johnson’s musical career began at an early age, starting violin at age four, piano at six, and organ in college. At age ten he became a member of the renowned Minnesota Boychoir, and with them toured and recorded extensively. As a violinist Johnson has played with many orchestras, including the Phoenix Symphony, and was concertmaster for multiple orchestras while in school at the University of Minnesota. With a passion for early music and historically informed performances, Johnson specializes in baroque organ music and has appeared as a featured performer for the American Guild of Organists.

An avid supporter of the arts, Johnson was Vice President of the Young Musicians of Minnesota, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting classical music for young musicians. With them, he has been published and featured as a guest on Minnesota Public Radio.

In his free time, Johnson likes to stay active and enjoy the outdoors. His hobbies include rock climbing, Nordic skiing, trail running, cycling, tennis, and birding. He also likes to cook, travel, and attempting to golf.