Carl Johansen holds a Master's Degree from Manhattan School of Music in violin performance where he studied both violin and viola. He was formerly a member of the Orquesta Simfonica de Barcelona y Nacional de Cataluña, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic. In 1988 he won the John and Arthur Beare prize at the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, held on the Isle of Man. Carl enjoys paragliding, skiing, chess, and South American cuisine. Carl Johannsen joined the Utah Symphony viola section in 2005.
This is Carl's 6th season coaching violas at Lyceum Music Festival.