Our task is to form veritable talents who possess the necessary gifts to become masters, without attending to the ungifted mediocrity.

Liszt to Giovanni Sgambati

Horn master class by David Johnson

9 September 2019


Liszt Academy Main Building, Room X



17 September 2019 (Tuesday), 9.00–14.00

18 September 2019 (Wednesday), 14.00–17.00



  • The active participants will be the students of the Liszt Academy.
  • For passive participants the master class is free of charge and open to all interested as the rooms' capacity allows. No preliminary application is necessary.


David Johnson is a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He is currently horn professor at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland and has held principal horn positions in the Boston Opera Orchestra, Niedersaechsisches Staatsorchester Hannover, Philharmonia Hungarica, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Basel and the Berne Symphony. Before moving to the Conservatorio in Lugano, Mr. Johnson taught at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg, Germany and Winterthur-Zürich. As a soloist, he won the Geneva International Horn Competition and the Swiss Prize in 1985.  With the American Horn Quartet, which he founded in 1982, he has won 1st prizes in Hungary (1989), Belgium (1991) and Japan (1992) in addition to recording 8 CDs to date. Professor Johnson has served as a judge for many prestigious horn competitions, regularly conducts classes around the world and hosts the HORNCAMPS! summer horn workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida.