German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, familiar to Oregon Symphony audiences from a string of highly acclaimed recent engagements as soloist, continues during the 2019/20 Season as the Symphony’s third-ever artist-in-residence. Over the course of his three-year tenure, Johannes will return annually to perform with the orchestra and to serve as the organization’s ambassador-at-large, helping the Symphony share the joy of music with as wide and as diverse a population as possible.
In addition to his appearances on stage performing Lutosławski’s Cello Concerto, Johannes’ activities for the 2019/20 Season included community outreach events as well as many free public appearances. He will return in October 2020 for another residency including the World premiere of Robin Holloway’s Cello Concerto, and again in December for the New Year’s Concerto Spectacular.
Johannes regularly performs both traditional and experimental repertoire on instruments including traditional piano and cello, prepared piano and cello, toy piano, music box, and electric cello. His goals for his Oregon Symphony residency include finding ways to help young adults connect with classical music and performing in “unexpected places.”