"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make." - Truman Capote

Benjamin Moser


Benjamin Moser had his first piano lessons at the age of six. At a very young age he was admitted as
a university-level piano student to study in the class of Michael Schäfer at the Hochschule für Musik
in Munich before going on to Berlin to study with Klaus Hellwig. He has also received important
guidance from Dmitri Bashkirov and Alfred Brendel. Moser has won a great number of competitions,
including the International Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York in 2007. That same year he
was among the prizewinners at the renowned Moscow Tchaikovsky Competition, where he garnered
the prize for the best interpretation of Tchaikovsky as well as the Audience Prize.
Benjamin Moser stems from a Munich family of musicians: his mother is a soprano and his father
plays cello, as does his brother Johannes, a world-class cellist in great international demand. Since
childhood the two brothers have been playing chamber music together; even today, despite their
full agendas and successful solo careers, they continue to perform recitals as a duo. “Benjamin
Moser is the type of pianist who avoids placing himself in the limelight: he is neither someone who
ploughs through the keyboard like a hyperventilating virtuoso, nor someone who purports to fall
into a trance while exploring the confines of slowness. Instead, the young pianist from Munich is an
artist who displays a degree of musicianship that is entirely convincing” (Westdeutsche Allgemeine
Zeitung). “He is a gifted communicator of marvelous musical gestures and emotions, and an orator
who knows how to use the right language to help the audience grasp his programme” (Badische
Benjamin Moser has achieved great international success, appearing in solo recitals and as a soloist
with renowned orchestras, and collaborating with conductors such as Andris Nelsons, Wojciech Rajski,
and Fuad Ibrahimov. Benjamin appears on various volumes of the Ruhr Piano Festival recordings;
CAvi-music released The Last Sonatas by Beethoven and Schubert.

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