Bassist BRIAN JOHNSON joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic in November 2013, at the invitation of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Brian was a member of the Oregon Symphony from 2011-2013 and the Kansas City Symphony from 2010-2011. Brian has also performed with the National Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and the Nashville Symphony. Brian graduated from the Indiana University School of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2008 and from the Rice University School of Music with a Master of Music degree in 2010. His primary teachers were Bruce Bransby, Timothy Pitts, and Christopher Hanulik.
Brian spent six summers as a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado from 2007-2012. Born and raised in Oregon, Brian graduated from the Grammy-honored Sprague High School. In his free time Brian enjoys staying active running, weight lifting, golfing, watching his Oregon Ducks dominate the Pac-12, and exploring and discovering new vegetarian restaurants and recipes. Go Ducks!