Johannes Moser

German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser, familiar to Oregon Symphony audiences from a string of highly acclaimed recent engagements as soloist, begins the 2018/19 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 Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 (January 12–14, 2019), Johannes’ planned activities for the 2018/19 Season include a performance for 400 students in Newberg; visits to the Portland Youth Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, and St. Mary’s Home for Boys, all longtime Symphony outreach partners; as well as many free public events (see below for details).

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.”


January 2019 Residency: Public Activities

Solo Recital at the Ace Hotel (Free)
Tuesday, January 8, 2 pm | Ace Hotel Lobby, Portland

Solo Recital in Newberg
Tuesday, January 8, 7 pm | Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg

Thursdays @ Three Live Radio Appearance with Studio Audience (Free)
Thursday, January 10, 3 pm | All Classical Portland – Reservations must be made in advance

Community Concert with BRAVO Youth Orchestras (Free)
Friday, January 11, 7 pm | Roosevelt High School Auditorium, Portland

Rossini and Rimsky-Korsakov with Oregon Symphony
Saturday, Sunday & Monday, January 12–14, 7:30 pm | Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland
Johannes will also participate in Concert Conversations an hour before each concert with Carlos Kalmar and All Classical Portland’s Brandi Parisi – free to ticketholders!

Master Class with Youth Orchestra Cellists (Free)
Sunday, January 13, 11 am–1 pm | Portland State University Lincoln Recital Hall

About Johannes Moser

Hailed by Gramophone as “one of the finest among the astonishing gallery of young virtuoso cellists,” German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors. Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music, Johannes is committed to reaching out to all audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond.


The Artist-in-Residence program is sponsored by Cliff & Karen Deveney.

Learn about the residency of previous Artist-in-Residence Colin Currie