Joseph Moog’s ability to combine exquisite technical skill with a mature and intelligent musicality set him apart as a pianist to be taken very seriously. A champion of the well-known masterworks as well as the rare and forgotten repertoire combined with the ability to compose and arrange his own works, Joseph was awarded the accolade of Gramophone Young Artist of the Year 2015 and was also GRAMMY nominated for his 2016 recording pairing the Grieg and Moszkowski concertos.
Joseph is a regular performer at specialist piano forums such as the Ruhr Klavierfestival, and in the 2017/18 season continues to demonstrate his affection for rare repertoire when he makes his debut with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra playing Jerzy Gablenz’ Concerto in D flat major Op. 25. Joseph’s diverse repertoire is further showcased this season with concertos from Brahms, Gershwin, Grieg, Liszt and Rachmaninov.
This season sees Joseph appearing throughout his native Germany and surrounding nations, including engagements with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Hallé Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Münster, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, and a return to the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Kaiserslautern.
Joseph has earned a reputation as a formidable recitalist, this season returning to Wigmore Hall in a programme of Haydn, Chopin and Liszt, followed by recitals in Brussels, Haarlem and Paris. Previous European recital highlights have included performances at the Moscow International House of Music, Societa Filarmonica Trento, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, New Ross Piano Festival, Fribourg International Concert Series, Istanbul Recitals, Eesti Kontsert Piano Festival in Tallinn and his debut in the Master Pianists Series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In North America Joseph has given recitals at the Frick Collection in New York, Gilmore International Piano Series Kalamazoo, Portland Piano International, Washington Performing Arts Society, Vancouver Recital Society and Miami International Piano Festival.
Orchestras with whom Joseph has performed include the Hallé Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestra Métropolitain Montréal, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux in Paris, Philharmonia, Poznan Philharmonic, Saarländisches Staatsorchester and Stuttgart Philharmonic. Joseph has also appeared at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, Berlin Konzerthaus, Dortmund Konzerthaus, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Munich Gasteig, Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Mariinsky Theater Auditorium and Mikhailovsky Palace in St. Petersburg, Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome, Royal Albert Hall in London and at international festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron and East Neuk in Scotland.
Further afield, Joseph made his Asian debut in 2016 playing Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, followed by recitals at the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, in Tokyo and at the Singapore International Piano Festival.
Renowned conductors with whom Joseph has had the privilege of working include Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Thomas Sondergaard, Andrey Boreyko, Nicholas Milton, Karl-Heinz Steffens, Juanjo Mena, Christian Vasquez, Christoph Poppen, Pablo Gonzalez, Ari Rasilainen, Marcus Bosch, Toshiyuko Kamioka, John Axelrod, Fabrice Bollon, Theodor Guschlbauer, Petr Altrichter, Patrick Lange, Othmar Maga, Philippe Entremont, Markus Poschner and Michael Sanderling.
Joseph has an extensive discography and has received numerous awards for his recordings, as well as outstanding critiques from the international press. November 2017 sees the release of his eleventh recording, featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 and Strauss’ Burleske. This follows his tenth release from 2016, featuring Chopin’s complete piano sonatas.
Joseph’s talent has not gone unrecognized, and prior to his Gramophone Award in 2015 he has twice been a winner at the International Classical Music Awards ICMA, in 2012 receiving the Award for Young Artist of the Year, followed in 2014 by the Award for Solo Instrumentalist of the Year awarded jointly with the celebrated pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja. Further distinctions such as Musikpreis der Deutsche Konzertdirektion, 4 SuperSonic Awards, Advancement Award of the Rhineland Palatinate and Schleswig-Holstein Festivals, the Pianist’s Choice, Prix Groupe de Rothschild (Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad) and the Rhine-Mosel Musikpreis document the professional path of this young pianist, who was named a Steinway Artist in 2009.
MOZART: Fantasy in D minor, KV397
MOZART: Fantasy in C minor, KV475
BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor “Clair de Lune”, op.27 n ° 2
LISZT: Three sonnets of Petrarch
LISZT / MOOG: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C sharp minor
RAVEL: Gaspard of the night