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Peter Johnstone

Peter Johnstone

Pianist Peter Johnstone is a native of Glasgow whose prodigious talents have already brought him prominence in UK jazz circles. An intelligent and virtuosic improviser, Peter is in demand in the Scottish scene, known for playing with his own trio featuring bassist Brodie Jarvie and drummer John Lowrie, The Peter Johnstone Organ Quartet, collaborative quartet “Square One”, Ben McDonald’s “Animus Quartet”, The Brodie Jarvie Septet, The Paul Towndrow Organ Trio and The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.

Peter is also an accomplished classical pianist, having completed a Masters Degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2016, and is currently working towards a doctorate in piano performance.

Peter’s talents have been nationally recognised, having won the BBC Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year in 2012, and in 2013 was chosen to be a Yamaha scholar.

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