Ensemble Offspring Hatched Academy, performing Omar: Donatoni, 107 Projects 2019
photo: Claire Leong

Niki Johnson is an Australian contemporary percussionist. She is a Speak Percussion Bespoke Artist and performs with chamber ensembles Ensemble Offspring and Synergy Percussion. She is a core member of the new theatre show Drummer Queens premiering at the Lyric in 2021. Niki is involved in interdisciplinary works that explore sound, relationships through collaboration, and theatre. Her solo projects involve found sounds and creating new instruments, and she is a member of the experimental duo Throat Pleats.

She was a 2018 graduate of a Bachelor of Percussion Performance degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She has recorded percussion for Tapsapce Publications, Studios 301, Trackdown Fox studios, and the ABC. She performed in the 2018 Sydney Festival, was a festival artist in the 2019 Canberra International Music Festival, performed in Concertos on Fire at City Recital Hall, was a 2019 Hatched Academy artist for Ensemble Offspring, and performed in the 2021 Sydney Festival.

based: Sydney, Australia