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

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, he 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 currently a member of the Sarasota Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and Hunt String Quartet based in Madison, Wisconsin. Trace has recently appeared on Masterworks programs with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Artosphere Festival Orchestra in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Trace is currently dissertating as a Collins Fellowship Recipient at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Mead Witter School of Music.