About David

David Johnson is a Licentiate

of the Royal Academy of Music

in London. He is currently

professor of horn at the

Conservatorio della Svizzera

Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland

and has held principal horn

positions in the Boston

Opera Orchestra,


Staatsorchester Hannover,  

Philharmonia Hungarica, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Basel and the Bern Symphony.

Before moving to the Conservatorio in Lugano, Mr. Johnson taught at the Musikhochschule

in Freiburg, and Winterthur-Zurich. As a solist, he won the Geneva International Horn Competition and the Prize in 1985 and with the American Horn Quartet, which he founded

in 1982, he has won in Hungary (1989), Belgium (1991) and Japan (1992) in addition to

recording 8 CDs to date. Johnson has served as a judge for many prestigious horn

competitions, regularly conducts classes around the world and hosts the HORNCAMPS!

summer horn workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida.

David Johnson