Johan Barnoin was born and raised in Nice, France. He took an interest in music from an early age and began playing the piano at 7 years old. For 11 years Johan studied under Cecile Collin, at Conservatoire de Nice. At the conservatoire he took part in many master classes with professors including; Phillipe Bianconi, Prisca Benoit and Michael Levinas. At the age of 14 he was selected to play for a Steinway piano event with Claude Bowling. After graduating from Conservatoire de Nice, Johan was selected as “young talent” and gained sponsorship from his regional council.
Johan is in his third undergraduate year at the Royal Academy of Music where he studies under Tatiana Sarkissova and Ian Brown. During his time at the academy he has taken part in many performance classes and master classes. He has taken a keen interest in Chamber Music, collaborating with, Violinists, Double bassists and Singers. Johan has had much success as a song accompanist, winning both the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song accompanist Prize and the Joan Chissell/Rex Stephens Schumann Prize. He has played in masterclasses with Roger Vignoles, Andrew West and Wolfgang Holzmair, Imogen Cooper, Richard Stokes, at the Oxford Lieder young artist programme and the Aldeburgh Britten-Pears Young artist programme. Johan made his debut at the Wigmore hall last september with mezzo soprano Adele Boxberger for the " Crying Out Loud" series. This year in 2016, Johan has just won with Lorena Paz Nieto the Oxford Lieder young artist platform.