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Sat 8.10 | Magnetar

Johannes Moser, cello

Cellist Johannes Moser has been called both “remarkable” by the Los Angeles Times and “greatly gifted” by the Chicago Tribune. He has performed with the world’s leading orchestras and works regularly with the world’s preeminent conductors. His passion for a wide ranging repertoire extends from little known works to all the core classical concertos which he enjoys performing on his Andrea Guaneri cello from the year 1694. He is also an enthusiastic advocate for the electric cello and in 2011 premiered the electric cello concerto Magnetar by Enrico Chapela with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which he then took on tour to South America and the UK. He makes his Cabrillo Festival debut performing Magnetar on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Also a dedicated chamber musician, Moser has performed with Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Menahem Pressler, James Ehnes, Midori and Jonathan Biss at festivals across the globe. He has received two ECHO Klassik awards and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for his recordings, which were ranked among Classics Today’s Top 10 CDs and the prestigious “Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik.”

Born into a musical family in 1979 as a dual citizen of Germany and Canada, Moser took top prize at the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition, in addition to being awarded the Special Prize for his interpretation of the Rococo Variations. He now holds a professorship in Cologne, Germany. Moser combines almost every engagement with either outreach or masterclasses, reaching out to young audiences from kindergarten to college and beyond. In 2010 he toured with toy pianist Phyllis Chen for outreach activities on campuses and performances in alternative venues.

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Photo by: Uwe Arens