"Clearly he is already among the most brilliant of pianists"
(Gramophone, Bryce Morrison)
Joseph Moog’s ability to combine exquisite technical skill with a mature and intelligent musicality set him apart as a pianist of exceptional diversity. A champion of the well-known masterworks as well as a true advocate of rare and forgotten repertoire paired with his quality to compose and arrange, Joseph was awarded the accolade of Gramophone Young Artist of the Year 2015 and was also nominated for the GRAMMY in 2016.
The 2019/20 season sees Joseph make his debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for concerts of Strauss’ Burleske with Emmanuel Krivine. He also makes his debut with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s Paganini-Rhapsody and will collaborate with the Odense Symphony Orchestra for Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto N°3. Joseph will present a series of European and UK recitals returning to London’s Wigmore Hall, Kiev’s Spring Festival, Paris’ La Scala, Salle Philharmonique de Liège, Cardiff's The Steinway International Series, Southampton’s Turner Sims Piano Series, Harrogate International Festival and at Westminster Cathedral Hall for the Chopin Society London.
As a particular highlight, he will return to the Klavierfestival Ruhr celebrating Beethoven's 250th anniversary performing Liszt's piano transcription of Beethoven's epic 9th Symphony.
Joseph has an extensive discography and has received countless awards for his recordings, as well as outstanding critiques from the international press: November 2017 saw the release of his eleventh CD featuring Brahms’ Piano Concerto N°2 and Strauss’ Burleske which was nominated for the 2018 ICMA Awards. It was followed by his recording of Debussy's complete Etudes and Ravel's 'Gaspard de la Nuit' released in November 2018 which was rated 5 Diapasons in France among many other rave reviews. His much-anticipated album 'Heaven and Hell' of Liszt's Sonatas & Legends will be released in October 2019.
Highlights of Joseph’s 2018/19 season included Saint-Saens Piano Concerto N°5 with the Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto N°2 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and his debuts in Norway with the Kristiansand Symfoniorkester and Oslo Opera Orchestra. He also returned to Asia for his debut with the New Japan Philharmonic playing Brahms Piano Concerto N°2, the work with which he made his Asian debut at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in 2016. During the Summer of 2018, Joseph also made his debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, directed by Matthias Pintscher.
Joseph has earned a reputation as a formidable recitalist and last season made his debut at the Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse. He has previously performed at the 'Meesterpianisten' Series at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Louvre Auditorium, International House of Music Moscow, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Societa Filarmonica Trento, Fribourg International Concert Series, Istanbul Recitals and the Eesti Kontsert Piano Festival in Tallinn.
In North America Joseph has given recitals at the Frick Collection in New York, Portland Piano International, Washington Performing Arts Society, Vancouver Recital Society and Miami International Piano Festival.
Orchestras with whom Joseph has performed include the Philharmonia Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic, Orchestre Métropolitain Montréal, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux in Paris, Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Beethoven Orchester Bonn and Stuttgart Philharmonic.
He 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 and at international festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron and East Neuk in Scotland.
In Asia, Joseph has given 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 with include Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Thomas Søndergård, Andrey Boreyko, Nicholas Milton, Juanjo Mena, Christian Vasquez, Christoph Poppen, Pablo Gonzalez, Ari Rasilainen, Marcus Bosch, Toshiyuko Kamioka, John Axelrod, Fabrice Bollon, Patrick Lange, Othmar Maga, Philippe Entremont, Markus Poschner and Michael Sanderling.
Joseph’s talent has not gone unrecognized, and he has twice been a winner at the International Classical Music Awards ICMA in 2012 and in 2014, awarded jointly with celebrated pianist Elisabeth Leonskaja. Further distinctions such as Musikpreis der Deutschen Konzertdirektionen, 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.
Joseph was born in Neustadt Weinstraße, Germany and is founder member and Artistic Director of the 'Konz Musik Festival' near his current home Luxembourg.