German Virtuoso Joseph Mood Makes American Debut with Colorado Symphony

23-year-old pianist makes first North American appearance this weekend; selects Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 in honor of composer's 200th birthday

Critically-acclaimed German pianist Joseph Moog will make his North American debut with conductor Gilbert Varga and the Colorado Symphony on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Tickets are now on sale for this once-in-a-lifetime event featuring one of the most illustrious and exciting young pianists in the world today. Moog, who at only 23-years-old has established himself as one of the most distinguished artists of his generation, will perform Liszt's First Piano Concerto in honor of the composer's 200th birthday.

Moog is celebrated by the media and audiences alike for his mature artistic personality, intelligence and virtuosity. On Moog, Pianist magazine writes, "A frighteningly intelligent and powerful master of the instrument who in every respect is in a class above his colleagues. With pianists like Moog around, classical music cannot truly be in a credit crunch."

Moog has performed as a soloist with orchestras across Europe, including the Munich Radio Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic and Warsaw Symphony Orchestra. He has worked with renowned conductors such as Christoph Poppen, Shao-Chia Lue, Ari Rasilainen, Philippe Entremont, Howard Griffiths and Karl-Heinz Steffens. Internationally, Moog has performed in the concert halls of Paris, Bulgaria, Finland, Israel and Brazil. His 2008 performance of Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto in Beijing's New Grand National Theatre was recorded and broadcast across China by Chinese National Television.

Colorado Symphony
Gilbert Varga, conductor
Joseph Moog, piano

HAYDN: Symphony No. 26 in D minor, "Lamentatione"
LISZT: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
STRAUSS: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), Op. 24


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