Emma Johansson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1993. She started playing the piano at the age of 6 through the Suzuki piano school. After studying the piano with Anna Simon, Thomas Rydfeldt and Mikael Kanarva, Emma was awarded her Bachelor’s degree with Bernt Wilhelmsson as her main teacher at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. She was accepted to the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Royal College of Music, Edsberg Manor in Stockholm, where she finished her Master’s under the guidance of Professor Mats Widlund in 2017.
She is a prize winner of the Swedish Steinway Competition and has received scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden, the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Swedish Freemasonry. In addition, she has also been awarded the Anders Sandrew Scholarship for promising musicians as well as the Fredrika Bremer Music Scholarship.
Emma has performed R. Schumann’s piano concerto in A minor together with the Malmö Academy of Music Orchestra conducted by Daniel Hansson, and V. Kapralova’s Partita for the piano and string orchestra together with Edsberg’s Chamber Orchestra (Royal College of Music) under the guidance of Professor Mats Zetterqvist.
She has participated in masterclasses with prominent pianists such as Haochen Zhang, Angela Hewitt, Konstantin Bogino, Eugen Indjic, Tuija Hakkila, Kevin Kenner, Stephen Mannes, Per Tengstrand, Roland Pöntinen, Francisca Skoogh, Peter Friis Johansson and Hans Pålsson.
As both a soloist and chamber musician, Emma has performed at concert venues in Germany, the UK, Norway, Denmark and Singapore. Emma recently performed with the Edsbergs kammarorkester and with the Malmö Akademiska orkester.