Bryan Johanson (born 1951) is an American classical guitarist & composer.
He was born in Portland, Oregon and is recognized as a composer of modern works.
Johanson has performed, recorded and published works internationally. Johanson's works have won major awards from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, UCLA and The Esztergom International Guitar Festival. Johanson studied composition with Charles Jones and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer William Bolcom. Johanson's compositions feature three symphonies, concertos for violin, cello and piano, numerous chamber works, song cycles and choral works, as well as compositions for solo instruments including the classical guitar.
Johanson is a prominent guitarist and recording artist who has studied with the likes of Christopher Parkening, Alirio Diaz, and Michael Lorimer. He has performed with orchestras, chamber music groups, choirs, and in solo recitals throughout the United States and Canada.
Mr. Johanson is also a player of Jeff Elliott guitars.
Johanson is a member of the Oregon Guitar Quartet, a group for which he has created numerous original compositions and arrangements.
He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Victoria and daughter Molly.
- Profile - Portland State University
- Art of the States: Bryan Johanson Open Up Your Ears (1997) for guitar
- Jeffrey R. Elliott Guitars
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