Johannes Mosser MasterClass

Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young
virtuoso cellists”, German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s
leading orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles
Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, BBC Philharmonic at the Proms, London Symphony,
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle
Orchestra Zurich, Tokyo NHK Symphony, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras with conductors
of the highest level including Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Zubin
Mehta, Vladimir Jurowski, Franz Welser-Möst, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez, Paavo Jarvi,
Semyon Bychkov, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Gustavo Dudamel.
His recordings include the concertos by Dvořák, Lalo, Elgar, Lutosławski, Dutilleux and
Tchaikovsky, which have gained him the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and the Diapason d’Or and
Gramophone commented “[Lutosławski and Dutilleux Cello Concertos]…Anyone coming afresh to these masterly works…
should now investigate this new release ahead of all others…”. In August 2019 his latest release featured the works of Felix
and Fanny Mendelssohn with Alasdair Beatson, Piano.
A dedicated chamber musician, Johannes has performed with Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jonathan Biss, James Ehnes,
Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Menahem Pressler and Yevgeny Sudbin. Johannes is also a regular at festivals
including the Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad and Kissinger festivals, the Mehta Chamber Music Festival, and the
Colorado, Seattle and Brevard music festivals.
Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music,
Johannes has recently been heavily involved in commissioning works by Julia Wolfe, Ellen Reid, Thomas Agerfeld Olesen,
Johannes Kalitzke, Jelena Firsowa and Andrew Norman. In 2011 he premiered Magnetar for electric cello by Enrico Chapela
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and in the following season he continued this
relationship with the orchestra performing Michel van der Aa’s cello concerto Up-close. Throughout his career, Johannes has
been committed to reaching out to all audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He combines most of his concert
engagements with masterclasses, school visits and preconcert lectures.
Johannes Moser holds a professorship at the prestigious Cologne Hochschule fuer Musik und Tanz.
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.
A voracious reader of everything from Kafka to Collins, and an avid outdoorsman, Johannes Moser is a keen hiker and
mountain biker in what little spare time he has.
Johannes Moser plays on an Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694 from a private collection.