Joseph Moog

Joseph Moog was born into a family of musicians in Ludwigshafen in 1987. Having started playing piano at the age of four, he joined Karlsruhe University of Music six years later before studying under Bernd Glemser in Würzburg and Arie Vardi in Hanover. 

His first performance at Wigmore Hall in 2014 marked the beginning of a series of recitals that is due to run until 2021. Likewise, his debut concert in the United States in 2011 was followed by several other performances on the other side of the Atlantic, where he has subsequently made a name for himself. Moog has also performed at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Berlin Konzerthaus, the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome, the Royal Albert Hall in London and at various international festivals, including La Roque d’Anthéron, Ruhr Klavierfestival and Raritäten der Klaviermusik Usum, playing with numerous famous conductors, including Juanjo Mena, Christoph Poppen, Ari Rasilainen, Markus Poschner and Michael Sanderling. 

Moog’s discography includes critically acclaimed CDs, some of which have even won awards. Most notably, he has recorded the Grand sonata by Tchaikovsky and the Piano Sonata No 2 by Xaver Scharwenka (2014), as well as the Piano and Orchestra Concertos by Grieg and Moszkovski (with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie conducted by Nicholas Milton, Onyx Classics, June 2015).   The numerous prizes that bear testimony to this young pianist’s professionalism include two accolades awarded by the IMCA (Young Artist of the Year 2012 and the Award for Solo Instrumentalist of the Year 2014), the Gramophone Young Artist of the Year Award 2015, the Musikpreis der Deutschen Konzertdirektion, the SuperSonic Award (four times), the Förderpreis des Schleswig-Holstein Festivals, the Pianist’s Choice and the Prix Groupe Edmond de Rothschild.