"…This music is so deeply moving and
so ethereal in its beauty..."
3MBS Classically Melbourne
Michael Johnson has been composing and recording since 1976.
Originally performing as a rock musician
in Melbourne music venues, he later moved to
utilising his skills as a multi instrumental
performer, touring with a trio in Victoria and South Australia.
Here he was introduced to the harp and never looked back....
He is the instigator of Lyrebird Music
(the recording label) and Twilight Music
(the concert series).
He plays various instruments but is probably
best known for his work on the harp.
His concerts and recordings feature this
instrument but also include percussion,
guitar, piano and various classical and world
Michael should be familiar to audiences
His compositions are regularly aired on
national radio and television.
He has been the resident musician at a number of
locations (Including Healesville Sanctuary).
For over a decade Michael has been stationed at the
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne,
performing in the “harp the Gardens” recitals
and "Twilight Music" concerts, providing his music
for thousands of overseas guests and visitors
to the gardens.
As well as a concert performer, Michael has
been working in the field of music for meditation .
His tranquil harp music has been an integral
part of the Mindfulness Music program at the
Gawler Foundation for over twenty years.
He has performed alongside an eclectic
combination of artists such as Tony Gould,
Imogen Manins, David Jones, Wilber Wilde,
Gary Young, Judy Jacques, Kavisha Mazzella,
Victorian State Opera, James Morrison, Judith Durham,
David Herschfelder, The Melbourne Welsh Male Choir,
Jane Rutter, Suzanne Johnston, Donald Cant...
He has performed as a guest artist on many CDs
but most notably on albums by David Jones & Greaham Goble
(Founding member of the Little River Band).
To listen to Greaham's piece featuring Michael Johnson, click Here.
The opening piece, "Fragile Heart" feature's Michael's harp playing and colleague, David Jones.
Michael regularly performs as a solo artist,
but also with groups and ensembles such as
Light of the Moon and Time traveller.
Harps are supplied by Harps
and Andrew Thom Harps
Groups and Events
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The Light Quartet
Carmen Warrington, David Jones & Michael Johnson
Twilight Concert Series
Mindfulness Music Program-Gawler Foundation
Michael Johnson Android App
For Android Phone users, You might like to try
Michael's Android App.
This is free and available on the Android Market, Google Play
You can use it on your Android phone and Tab
to keep informed of upcoming concerts,
and listen to music.
Watch vidoe clips
1. Download the App by clicking
2. Use your favourite QR scanner to scan the picture below.
*NOTE: Both these methods will take you to the App location on Google Play.