Johannes Moser has just landed in Australia for a three week tour, during which he will visit the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and make his debut recital at the Sydney Opera House. At the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Johannes will collaborate with musicians including, to name but a few, Kathryn Stott, Charles Owen and Alexandra Conunova in repertoire ranging from Beethoven and Chopin to Schoenberg and Bright Cheng. Johannes will then travel to Melbourne where he will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bertrand de Billy.
Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, while in Melbourne Johannes will also visit the Australian National Academy of Music presenting masterclasses and seminars to focus on performance preparation techniques before traveling to Sydney to appear at the Sydney Opera House with Kathryn Stott performing Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms.
This season, Johannes has been Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Oregon Symphony, undertaking a diverse range of projects including concerto and solo performances, education and outreach activities and a chamber orchestra tour directed from the cello. Other highlights of the season included Johannes’ debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, the World and European premieres of Andrew Norman’s cello concerto, and two trips to Australasia including a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
Born into a musical family in 1979, Johannes began studying the cello at the age of eight and became a student of Professor David Geringas in 1997. 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.
You can read more about Johannes’ Australian tour and all his upcoming performances on his website.