Performer – Teacher
Johanna Lundy is the principal horn of the Tucson Symphony, a position she has held since 2006. She has performed with ensembles across the country including the Florida Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Albany Symphony, New Hampshire Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra, and Grammy-nominated True Concord.
Known equally as a soloist and recitalist, Ms. Lundy has appeared as a guest artist with the Tucson Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Grand Canyon Music Festival, Virginia Arts Festival, St. Andrew’s Bach Society, Sierra Vista Symphony, Downtown Chamber Series in Phoenix and many others. She has received critical acclaim for her “robust sound” and her “breathtaking” and “extraordinary” performances. The Green Valley News hailed her Tucson Symphony solo debut as “the highest level of professional musicianship. Every attack was pure, controlled and perfect. [Lundy] left the audience in a state of near-euphoria.” For three seasons, she participated in the prestigious Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland under the direction of Pierre Boulez and for five seasons, the Aspen Music Festival.
A dedicated teacher, Ms. Lundy is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Horn at the Fred Fox School of Music at the University of Arizona. Ms. Lundy has two decades teaching experience and her former students have gone on to varied careers in music and positions with professional orchestras and other ensembles. She regularly presents guest master classes and has appeared at conferences and symposia. She coaches the Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra horn section and works with students from across the country.
In 2010, she was named one of Tucson’s “40 under 40” and in 2017, she received a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts to pursue a solo project focused on presenting contemporary repertoire and reaching new audiences. Ms. Lundy will release her first solo album this fall, “Canyon Songs,” which features music inspired by art, nature, and devotion. Passionate about sharing music with the world, she believes that connecting with audiences creates the ultimate opportunity to take part in deep, expressive experiences. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory.