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Cellist Johannes Moser to Step In for Truls Mørk as Soloist with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Friday February 21

(February 14, 2014, New York, NY)―Carnegie Hall today announced that cellist Johannes Moser has graciously agreed to step in for Truls Mørk as soloist in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107, with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage next Friday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. Mr. Mørk has withdrawn from this appearance due to an injury to his shoulder as a result of a skiing accident; he is expected to make a full recovery in the coming weeks. The remainder of the orchestra’s program—to include Richard Strauss’s Metamorphosen: A Study for 23 Strings and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”—remains the same. This concert marks Mr. Moser's Carnegie Hall debut.

This February 21 performance will air on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and on stations nationwide as part of the Carnegie Hall Live broadcast and digital series, produced by WQXR and Carnegie Hall in collaboration with American Public Media.

Ticketholders with questions may contact CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800.

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Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He works regularly with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Zubin Mehta, Vladimir Jurowski, Franz Welser-Möst, Manfred Honeck, Christian Thielemann, Pierre Boulez, Paavo Jarvi, and Semyon Bychkov.

Mr. Moser’s engagements in the 2013–2014 season include debuts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and Houston Symphony. He returns this season to perform with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, WDR Cologne, and Essen Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Moser’s affinity for new music has brought him much attention from leading conductors such as Pierre Boulez, who invited him to make his US debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, performing Bernard Rands’s cello concerto. A dedicated chamber musician, he has played with Joshua Bell, Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Menahem Pressler, James Ehnes, Midori, and Jonathan Biss. He has also performed at the Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad and Kissinger festivals, the Mehta Chamber Music Festival and the Colorado, Seattle and Brevard music festivals.

Mr. Moser has received two ECHO Klassik awards and the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik for recordings on Hänssler Classics. Following an album of works by Britten, Bridge and Bax, a disc of Martinu, Hindemith, and Honegger concerti received great acclaim and was listed for the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. Mr. Moser’s latest recording of the Britten Cello Symphony and the Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with WDR Cologne and Pietari Inkinen was released in January 2012. 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.

 

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