Joseph Moog

Joseph Moog’s ability to combine exquisite technical skill with a mature and intelligent musicality set him apart as a pianist who should be taken very seriously. A champion of rare and forgotten repertoire as well as composing his own works, Moog was awarded the accolade of Gramophone Young Artist of the Year 2015. His recent concerto recording released by Onyx Classics, Grieg & Moszkowski Piano Concertos, was also nominated for GRAMMY Awards.

In December 2016, Moog will make his début in New York at The Frick Collection. In March 2017 he will make his concerto début in Canada, performing with Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Since his North American début with Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Gilbert Varga in 2011, Moog has performed at Gilmore International Piano Series, Portland Piano International, Washington Performing Arts Society, Vancouver Recital Society and Miami International Piano Festival.

Moog also travels to Asia this season for début with Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and recital débuts at Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, Musashino Swing Hall in Tokyo and the Singapore International Piano Festival.

In Europe, Moog will make his débuts with Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Hallé and Cameristi della Scala, as well as returning to Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Janáček Philharmonic. He will also give recitals at De Doelen in Rotterdam, Società Filarmonica di Trento and Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles among others.

Last season, Moog opened the Master Pianists Series at Concertgebouw, and performed at Moscow International House of Music, Louvre Auditorium, New Ross Piano Festival, Fribourg International Concert Series, Istanbul Recitals and Eesti Kontsert Tallinn Piano Festival. He also forged a strong relationship with Wigmore Hall after making his début in 2014, and will subsequently return for a series of recitals up to 2021.

Equally as impressive in his diverse concerto repertoire, Moog has collaborated with orchestras including Helsinki Philharmonic, Stuttgart Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonia at Gasteig in Munich. He has performed at Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berlin Konzerthaus, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Royal Albert Hall, Mariinsky Theater Auditorium and Mikhailovsky Palace in St Petersburg, Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, and festivals including Klavier-Festival Ruhr and La Roque d’Anthéron.

Moog has an extensive discography which brought him numerous awards as well as outstanding critiques from international press. His latest CD featuring Chopin’s complete piano sonatas was released in September 2016.

Born in 1987 in Ludwigshafen, Moog studied with Arie Vardi and Bernd Glemser at Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover and Hochschule für Musik Würzburg respectively. He was named a Young Steinway Artist in 2009, and has twice been a winner at the International Classical Music Awards, receiving the Award for Young Artist of the Year in 2012, and the Award for Solo Instrumentalist of the Year in 2014 (awarded jointly with Elisabeth Leonskaja).

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