David Johnstone Creative Page
Cellist and Creative Musician
David Johnstone is considered one of the most creative and interesting string players in the
British by birth, he started the cello at aged 9. His most influential teacher was the German cellist Martin Bochmann. He was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. During four years he studied in the Royal Academy of Music (
Formerly working in professional British symphony orchestras (including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra and the BBC Welsh National Orchestra) he has, for over a decade, been principal cellist of the ‘Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra’ of
As a composer he has a specialization for string instruments and/or lighter classical musical writing. He has some 60 works published by the British editor Creighton’s Collection (
His latest original compositions include ‘The Four Seasons’ for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, a Pop-Classic Cello Concerto, an Accordion concerto, a Double Concertante for Solo Violin, solo Cello and orchestra, many individual String Quartet pieces based on European regions, and a great number of works for the Accordion repertoire (especially for the medium-level students). He also specializes in writing String Orchestral pieces that are well within the capabilities of youth and conservatoire orchestras. Within the cello world, his manual ‘Cadenzas and Cadences’, and the great variety of published ‘well playable’ virtuoso solo cello pieces, are considered some of the most valuable contemporary contributions in this field.
www.b3classic.com (Trio B3 Classic)
www.musicianspage.com/musicians/4173 (The Musicians Page)
www.creightonscollection.co.uk (Editorial Creighton’s Collection)
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Updated: April 30, 2011
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