Hailed by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists”, German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser performs with the major orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the BBC Philharmonic 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.

He is a regular guest at international music festivals and lauded for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre and interest in music by living composers. He has performed chamber music with colleagues such as Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Jonathan Biss, James Ehnes, Vadim Gluzman, Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Menahem Pressler, and Yevgeny Sudbin.

Born into a musical family in 1979, Moser 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 and in 2014 was awarded the prestigious Brahms prize.

A voracious reader of everything from Kafka to Collins, Moser an avid outdoorsman, and a keen hiker and mountain biker in what little spare time he has.

He is a professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Cologne, Germany, and plays on a wondrous Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694.


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Students & Repertoire

Katherine Audas – Bach: Suite for Cello solo No.3 in C Major BWV 1009
Daniel Kaler – Haydn: Cello Concerto No.1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1
Sydney Lee – Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104, B. 191

Katherine and Daniel are both studying in the master’s degree program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, in the studio of Professor Brinton Averil Smith. Sydney is studying in the master’s degree program at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music, in the studio of Professor Hand Jensen.