Johanne Perron is currently pursuing a career as chamber musician, solo performer and educator. As soloist, she has played with orchestras including the Montreal, Quebec, Mexico and Lisbon Symphonies. She has collaborated with conductors including Charles Dutoit, Franz-Paul Decker, Arthur Weisberg and Otto Werner Muller, and has presented recitals in Canada, Brazil, Mexico, the United States and Europe.
Born in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Johanne Perron was awarded first prize in cello and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Québec, under the tutelage of Pierre Morin. As a Canada Council grant recipient, she obtained a Master’s degree at Yale with Aldo Parisot and studied afterwards with Leonard Rose at the Juilliard School of Music in New York. She has also studied with such distinguished artists as Janos Starker in Banff, Pierre Fournier in Geneva and Paul Tortelier in Los Angeles. She has won several awards including the Prix d’Europe.
Critics of the Musical America magazine have described Johanne Perron as “an artist of extraordinary musical dimension, compelling intensity and deep inner serenity.” She has served on the faculty of the University of North Carolina, at the Lynn University Music Conservatory, the University of Montreal, Mount-Royal Conservatory and is presently adjunct faculty at the University of Calgary. Johanne Perron also maintains a private studio in Alberta and British Columbia, where she team-teaches with Mr. John Kadz. She has taught and given master classes at festivals in Brazil, United States, and Canada, including Domaine Forget and the Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary.
Johanne Perron performs in numerous chamber music collaborations as well as in solo recitals. She plays a cello made in 1705 by the great Italian maker, Grancino, as well as a modern cello by Richard Compartino.
Johanne Perron has raised three daughters, who are all accomplished musicians.