Accessibility links


Sign In

Due to the ongoing effects of closure at the Royal Opera House, information about artists is only updated periodically during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Magnus Johnston


A British violinist, he was a Chorister in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and a Scholar at Chetham’s School of Music and the RNCM. He has been Guest Leader and Principal with orchestras including the Philharmonia, Britten Sinfonia, Amsterdam Sinfonietta and the Scottish and Australian chamber orchestras. He is a former BBC New Generation Artist and the recipient of two Borletti-Buitoni awards. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Aronowitz Ensemble (string sextet and piano), touring widely, and recording and broadcasting for BBC Radio 3. He joined the Navarra Quartet in 2010 and has since performed with the Quartet at venues and festivals including the Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Lincoln Center, New York, Berlin Konzerthaus, Sydney Opera House and at the BBC Proms and Aix-en-Provence festivals. Previously for The Royal Opera: The Magic Flute and Theodora.