Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Johannes Moser, Cello

WHEN
Feb 23, 2023 at 7:30 pm
COST
Tickets Start at $29 (Plus Applicable Fees)

“…an ensemble of first-rate musicians, technically superb, generously expressive, and obviously enjoying themselves.”

Dallas Morning News (2015)

PROGRAM*

JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 BWV in G Major

CPE BACH Cello Concerto in A Major No. 3

{Encore Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos}

MOZART Adagio and fugue in C minor K.546

CORELLI Concerto Grosso in F, Op. 6 No. 2

GEMINIANI La Folia (12 Concerti Grossi after Corelli’s Violin Sonatas)

PURCELL arr. Britten Chacony in G minor

*Program subject to change.

The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world’s finest chamber orchestras, renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of the world’s greatest orchestral music.

Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958 from a group of leading London musicians, the Academy gave its first performance in its namesake church in November 1959. Through unrivalled live performances and a vast recording output – highlights of which include the 1969 best-seller Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning film Amadeus – the Academy quickly gained an enviable international reputation for its distinctive, polished and refined sound. With over 500 releases in a much-vaunted discography and a comprehensive international touring programme, the name and sound of the Academy is known and loved by classical audiences throughout the world.

To find out more about the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, please visit www.asmf.org or connect with the orchestra on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT JOHANNES MOSER

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. In August 2019 he released an album featuring the works of Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn with Alasdair Beatson, Piano about which The Guardian commented, “…Everything is beautifully played, and in truly conversational style – for this is definitely duet music, rather than cello solos accompanied by piano…A disc that might change your mind about the Mendelssohn.”

Recent concerto highlights include projects with the Symfoniorkest Vlaanderen, Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Tampere Filharmonia, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen as well as at the Prague Spring Festival with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.

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. Recent chamber music performances include solo and duo recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam as well as at the Oranjewoud and West Cork 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.

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.