At the age of 8 Guy Johnston became a chorister at King's College, Cambridge and combined singing with the cello. He then attended Chethams and studied under Steven Doane before going to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he himself will join the faculty this autumn. He was a LDSM ISMA student in 2000, the same year as he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year, and 2001, when he made his Proms concerto début. He was named Young British Classical Performer of the year at the 2002 Classic Brit Awards.
He has performed with many leading international orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, English Chamber Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Moscow Philharmonic and St Petersburg Symphony; he also appears regularly in major international festivals. Guy released his début recital CD of British 20th-century music in 2010. Chamber music performances this season include concerts in Ireland, Germany and throughout the UK, including at the Wigmore Hall. He is Artistic Director of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival and teaches at the Royal Academy of Music.