Carter Johson

Classical duet delivers with a smile

Local pianists to share music, amusement in shows Friday and Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church

Local pianists Carter Johnson and Matthew Krell appear for two nights of music and amusement this Friday and Saturday at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

Duet and solo works will be featured, showcasing favourites and premiering new classics spanning the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern styles.

The two performers were raised in Campbell River and studied with Shelley Roberts throughout high school.

Both are associates of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto with diplomas in Piano Performance. They have won numerous awards, competitions, and have been honoured at festivals throughout Canada.

Matthew Krell has had a love of performing since a young age. In addition to piano, Krell also presents this passion through speech arts and drama, and starred in Rivercity Players’ North Island Zone Drama Festival entry In Praise of Love. Krell is currently developing skills in electronic music production and composition, and preparing for post-secondary education this fall in California. He is an active accompanist and soloist with great audience appeal, noted for his virtuosic repertoire and bold, often comical stage presence.

Carter Johnson, currently studying piano performance at UBC, has been praised for his sensitive, artistic playing and has both competed and performed with orchestras internationally, ranging from Victoria to New York. He also is studying harpsichord and classical voice at UBC and holds an associate’s degree in speech and drama.

Come and support these talented youths through a night of entertainment that is expected to include audience participation.

Trinity Presbyterian Church is located at 145 Simms Road.

Doors open at 6:40 p.m., with shows beginning at 7 each night. Tickets are $15 for all ages; available at the door. To reserve tickets in advance, email ClassicallyEntertained@yahoo.com with your name and number of desired tickets.