Amy Johansen is the Sydney University Organist and an Honorary Carillonist at the University. Although her repertoire encompasses all periods of music, it was her first CD, The Embrace of Fire, devoted to the organ music of Naji Hakim, which initially brought her international acclaim.
She has performed often as soloist and accompanist with Australian and foreign ensembles including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Sydney Philharmonia Choir, Sydney Chamber Choir and the Scottish National Orchestra Choir, with her performances broadcast on American Public Radio's Pipedreams, the ABC, and the BBC. Her recordings are available on the Move, Newington and Pro Organo labels, with her latest CD, recorded by Move at Sydney University, featuring both the Great Hall organ and the University carillon (played by University Carillonist Jill Forrest), and including two tracks with the two instruments combined, thanks to the wonders of clever technology. A solo organ CD, also recorded at the Great Hall, will be released later this year. Performances in 2004 have included organ recitals at Melbourne and Christchurch (NZ) Town Halls, and the Silver Anniversary concert of the Sydney Opera House Organ, as well as carillon recitals in the USA as part of the International Carillon Festival in Springfield, Illinois, and the University of Florida.
Amy Johansen is featured on the following titles
Christmas at the Sydney Town Hall, presented annually by the City of Sydney, originated in 1978 when Robert Ampt was appointed the fourth Sydney City Organist. Since then the structure and content of this event has evolved into one of Sydney’s major Christmas celebrations.
Amy Johansen plays the Rudolf Von Beckerath organ in the Great Hall, University of Sydney. Great Hall Grandeur showcases one of Australia's most beautiful, versatile and exciting pipe organs (one of Rudolf von Beckerath's last masterpieces) played by one of Australia's finest concert organists.
Enjoy the spectacular sound of organ and carillon as you've never heard them before! Recorded at the University of Sydney, this CD features the talents of organist Amy Johansen and master carilloneur Jill Forrest.
One of Move's all-time best sellers! Sydney City organist Robert Ampt and Amy Johansen perform a program of popular organ duets on the famous Sydney Opera House organ.