Johannes Moser, cello
Performs Saint-Saens’s Concerto for Violincello, No.1
Amica Rush Hour Concert Series: February 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS, Providence
TACO Classical Concert Series: February 15, 2020 at 8 p.m. at The VETS, Providence
Background: Johannes began studying the cello at the age of eight and became a student of Professor David Geringas in 1997. A voracious reader of everything from Kafka to Collins, and an avid outdoorsman, Johannes is a keen hiker and mountain biker in what little spare time he has.
- He was the top prize winner at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, in addition to being awarded the Special Prize for his interpretation of the Rococo Variations.
- In 2014 he was awarded with the prestigious Brahms prize.
- Plays on an Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694 from a private collection.
- In the 2019/20 season, performed two world premieres of Cello Concertos by Andrew Norman with the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel and Bernd Richard Deutsch’s with the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich conducted by Yutaka Sado
- “One of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists” – Gramophone Magazine
- “His tone was big and warm where needed, and he proved himself capable of some Rostropovich-like wild abandon…he was consistently eloquent.” – The Telegraph
- “Johannes Moser gave a superb recital Friday night…It helps that he has a brilliant technique, a darkly rich tone, and a deeply felt musicianship. But Moser adds an expressive face and body language that adds flavor to his visual appeal. He’s fun to watch.” – The Daily Gazette