Benjamin Moser piano
Benjamin Moser was born in 1981 in Munich, the son of two musicians. He commenced piano lessons with Hildegard Müller-Besemann at the age of five. After winning several first prizes at youth competitions, he undertook studies with Michael Schäfer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich while concurrently completing his high school education.
In 2002 he was accepted into the class of Klaus Hellwig at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and in 2006 was awarded his artistic diploma with highest accolades. He is currently enrolled in the master's program with Prof. Hellwig.
Benjamin Moser was a prize winner at the "Adilia Alieva" competition for young pianists in Gaillard in 2000 and the Seiler Piano Competition in Kitzingen in 2001. In 2003 he was awarded a "Deutsche-Studienstiftung" scholarship and in 2004 took first prize at the Arthur Schnabel Piano Competition in Berlin.
In 2005 he was awarded a scholarship by the German Music Council and was engaged for a number of concerts in the prestigious "Bundesauswahl Konzerte junger Künstler" program, collaborating with cellist Nicolas Altstaedt. That year he also received the Steinway Award in Berlin. His successes in competitions resulted in an invitation to perform a recital in September 2006 in the "Winners and Masters" series in the Munich Gasteig.
Benjamin Moser has performed several times for the Yehudi Menuhin "Live Music Now" Foundation, and has given well-received recitals in Berlin, Essen, Geneva, Innsbruck, Krefeld and Munich.
As soloist with orchestra he has performed Mozart's Piano Concertos KV271 and KV451 Beethoven's Third, Rachmaninov's Second and Third, Brahms's Second and the Grieg Piano Concerto. In summer 2007 he will play Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. In recital he has performed works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and others.
He was one of the winners of the "Young Concert Artists" European Auditions in Leipzig 2006. At the subsequent finals in New York, in January 2007, he was one of the three first prize winners and received eight special prizes. Mr Moser made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series at Carnegie's Zankel Hall and his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater during the 2007-2008 season. In Europe he has appeared as soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini under the baton of Michal Dworzynski.
During the 2008-2009 season, Mr Moser gives recitals in the U.S. at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Grace Episcopal Church (VA), University of Florida, Macomb Center for the Performing Arts (MI), Missouri State University and the Embassy Series (DC). In Europe he appears as concerto soloist with the Munich Symphony Orchestra and the Northwest German Philharmonic, and gives recitals throughout the Netherlands, Italy and Germany, where he will perform in the Piano Prizewinners Series in Hannover.
In June 2007, Mr Moser became a Prize winner at the 13th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He also won the Toyota Audience Prize and the MICEX Award for the Best Interpretation of a Tchaikovsky Work. Mr. Moser's numerous other awards include First Prize in the 2004 Artur Schnabel Piano Competition in Berlin. In 2005, Mr Moser was awarded a scholarship in the German Music Council Competition, as well as the Steinway Award in Berlin.
Further information may be found at his personal website, www.benjaminmoser.com.