Artist in Focus – Johannes Moser

Johannes Moser © Sarah Wijzenbeek

Johannes Moser combines great musicality with concentrated energy and an immense desire for discovery: he appears with the best-known orchestras in the world, is a guest at many festivals, and has already received the “ECHO Classic” three times for his CD recordings.He plays on a cello in totally classical manner made by Andrea Guarneri in 1694, but also explores new musical approaches with an electronic cello by Yamaha, which he has already used for world premieres on several occasions. He views contact with young audiences as especially important.
That is why he combines almost every concert engagement with a visit to a school or a master class, and searches for opportunities to convey music going beyond the classical forms of presentation.

In 1979 Johannes Moser was born into a German-Canadian family of musicians in Munich. He began to play the cello at the age of eight, and as from 1997 he studied under David Geringas at the College of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin. In 2002 he succeeded in winning the acclaimed Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. In October 2012, parallel to his career as a soloist, he took on a professorship in violincello at the College of Music and Dance in Cologne.

Besides his outstanding cello-playing ability, he is characterized by an affinity for modern media, creativity, and the enjoyment of eye-catching formats. There is a lot to look forward to:
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