Andrei Ioniță won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, and prizes at the ARD, Feuermann and Khachaturian competitions. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist.
He has already performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Münchner Philharmoniker (both with Valeriy Gergiev), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Nicholas Collon), BBC Philharmonic (Yan Pascal Tortelier), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Mikhail Pletnev) and Czech Philharmonic; and given recitals at the Kissinger Sommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein festivals.
Forthcoming dates include concerts with the San Diego Symphony, MDR Sinfonieorchester and The Hallé; as well as recitals at Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and Carnegie Hall.
Yo-Yo Ma’s multi-faceted career is testament to his continual search for new ways to communicate with audiences, and to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, coming together with colleagues for chamber music or exploring cultures and musical forms outside the Western classical tradition, Mr. Ma strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.
German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras and works regularly with conductors of the highest level.
Johannes recently won his third ECHO Klassik Award as ‘Instrumentalist of the Year 2017’ for his Russian Recital disk on the label PENTATONE, for whom he records exclusively. He will return to the studio in late 2017 to record the Lutoslawski and Dutilleux concertos.
In the 2017/18 season Johannes performs widely in the USA and Europe, including an extensive tour of his newly formed piano with Yevgeny Sudbin and Vadim Gluzman.
Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre as well as his passionate focus on new music, Johannes has recently been heavily involved in commissioning works by Julia Wolfe, Ellen Reid, Thomas Agerfeld Olesen, Johannes Kalitzke, Jelena Firsowa and Andrew Norman. He will take part in the European Premiere of Gubaidulina’s Triple Concerto with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra in October 2017.
Throughout his career, Johannes has been committed to reaching out to all audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He combines most of his concert engagements with masterclasses, school visits and preconcert lectures.
Johannes Moser plays on an Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694 from a private collection.
While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire Jian Wang was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Mr Stern’s encouragement and support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music.
Recent and future highlights include concerts with the New York and Hong Kong Philharmonic, Toronto and Singapore Symphony Orchestras, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Orchestre de Chambre de Paris. He has a regular relationship with the Hallé Orchestra with whom he has performed in the UK and China. This season Jian will also perform recitals with pianist Sunwook Kim, including a performance in Seoul.
Jian has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony, Zurich Tonhalle, NDR Hamburg, Stockholm Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and NHK Symphony. Amongst his many high profile concerts in China, he has played for the President and opened the season for the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras. He has also played with the China National Orchestra, Hangzhou Symphony and performed the complete Bach Cello Suites in Beijing.
He has an extensive discography with DGG, including the Bach Cello Suites and the Brahms Double Concerto with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado and Gil Shaham and chamber music with Maria João Pires and Augustin Dumay. His instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Mr. Sau-Wing Lam.