Born in Bern, Switzerland, the bayan soloist Elsbeth Moser numbers among the most oustanding concert artists performing on this instrument. She studied in Bern and Trossingen, Germany, and was appointed Professor of Accordion at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover in 1983. Since 1998 she has been Honorary Professor at the Music Conservatories of Tianjing and Shanghai in China as well as at Pula University in Croatia. Elsbeth Moser has been the recipient of numerous prizes (First Prizes in Evian and Annemasse in 1969 and 1972, the Bernhard-Sprengel-Preis of the City of Hanover in 1979) and was bestowed with Germany’s highest civil honor by the President of Germany, Roman Herzog, for her dedication in establishing the accordion to classical concert halls. Her international breakthrough came when Gidon Kremer invited her to Lockenhaus where she performed in the premiere recording in the West of Sofia Gubaidulina’s “The Seven Last Words” with David Geringas and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen directed by Mario Venzago. She collaborates in chamber music performances with artists such as Maria Kliegel, Karine Georgian, Heinrich Schiff and Boris Pergamenchikov. She has performed with various orchestras including the Züricher Kammerorchester, Kremerata Baltica, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Münchner Kammerorchester. Elsbeth Moser has appeared at music festivals including Melos-Ethos (Bratislava, Slovakia), Les Museiques (Basle, Switzerland), the Rheingau Music Festival, and “2 Tage—2 Nächte” (Odessa, Ukraine). Concert tours have taken her and her long-time duo partner Nicolas Altstaedt to many international venues, including a tour from Baghdad through the Middle East to Cairo in 2002.
Vuelta al Mundo - a musical journey around the world
works by A. Piazzolla, H. Villa-Lobos, M. de Falla, I. Strawinsky und S. Zinzadse
Nicolas Altstaedt, cello - Elsbeth Moser, Bayan