Jennifer Johnson played as principal second violinist of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and second violin of the Atlantic String Quartet from 1993-2004.
After a playing-related injury in 2004, Jennifer studied the Alexander Technique and trained and licensed in Body Mapping with Founder Barbara Conable. Jennifer now gives workshops internationally, teaching musicians to move according to the design of their bodies to address and prevent playing injuries. She has been on faculty of the New York Philharmonic’s Zarin Mehta Program and has presented Body Mapping workshops to orchestras and festivals, conferences and music schools including the The Finnish National Opera and The Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival. She was a keynote speaker at the Australian String Teachers’ Association 2015 Conference. Jennifer teaches ongoing workshops and lessons at Memorial University of Newfoundland, maintains an active private studio and performs regularly.
Jennifer has written two books on Body Mapping: What Every Violinist Needs to Know about the Body and Teaching Body Mapping to Children. Her books have been translated into French and Japanese.
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My favourite memory was the year Anton Kuerti guested with the NSO and played all 5 of the Beethoven piano concerti with us.