Originally from Madison, Trace Johnson is a cellist known for his effortless musicality and fierce commitment to music-making of all styles and genres.

Trace has appeared as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician in a wide variety of settings in the United States and around the world. Equally at home teaching in the studio or performing on stage, Trace is a devoted and thoughtful communicator who enjoys a varied career as a cellist, teacher, and musician. Trace is a tenured musician at the Sarasota Orchestra in addition to holding section positions with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. Trace has also recently appeared with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and Sarasota Opera. Trace is currently a Collins fellowship recipient in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Trace received his Bachelor’s of Music Performance degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio and his Master’s of Music and Artist Diploma from the Lynn Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, Florida.