German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, familiar to Oregon Symphony audiences from a string of highly acclaimed recent engagements as soloist, concludes his three-year residency during the 2021/22 Season. Johannes will return at the end of January 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 the World premiere commission of Robin Holloway's Cello Concerto, Johannes' activities for the 2021/22 Season includes community outreach events as well as many free public appearances.
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."
Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, whose brilliant and expressive playing has captivated Oregon Symphony audiences in recent performances, will reunite with the Oregon Symphony to serve as the Symphony's newest artist-in-residence during the 21/22 season. Throughout her three-year residency, Simone will return annually to perform with the Oregon Symphony orchestra and serve as Oregon Symphony's ambassador-at-large—a role that will allow Simone to engage with local Oregon residents and facilitate long-lasting relationships with our community and schools.
Beyond her long-anticipated appearance onstage to perform Shostakovich's evocative Violin Concerto No. 1 in early January 2022, Simone will participate in several community outreach events and free public performances. We look forward to welcoming her back to the Oregon Symphony stage for future performances during her tenure, which will be announced at a later date.
Simone is widely-regarded as one of the most respected and masterful violinists of her generation—leading to her countless performances on international stages and several prestigious awards, such as the Dutch VSCD Classical Music Prize. Her impressive repertoire of over 60 Violin Concertos have moved audiences around the world and have cultivated her stunning performances with some of the world's leading orchestras.