Thursday 3 August 2017
Johannes Moser wins the Echo Klassik
Best Intrumentalist (Cello)
We are proud to announce that Johannes Moser won the 2017 ECHO KLASSIK award as Best Instrumentalist (Cello) for the Rachmaninoff & Prokofiev: Works for Cello & Piano album with pianist Andrei Korobeinikov. The ECHO KLASSIK 2017 award ceremony will take place on 29th October 2017 in the Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall in Hamburg.
Here is a quote from Johannes Moser, taken from the album's booklet:
“Rachmaninov and Prokofiev are genius musical storytellers. Both have their own very personal and individual languages, and at the same time they are deeply rooted in the epic Russian tradition. When I immerse myself into their music, images of vast open spaces, Russian tales, folklore and even deft humour spring to my mind. While the Prokofiev Sonata has been on my concert programs for many years, I came relatively recent to the music of Rachmaninov. I always felt this music needed the right partnership in order to work, the piano part being both tremendously demanding and poetic at the same time. Andrej for me embodies all of those qualities, being a true champion of Rachmaninov’s music. Embarking with him on this journey of core Russian repertoire has been so rewarding for me, and I am incredibly proud of our collaboration and the result you have on this new PENTATONE recording.'' - Johannes Moser
Watch Johannes Moser and Andrei Korobeinikov talk about their latest collaboration in this promotional video.