Barbara Moser was only five years old when she received her first piano tuition with Renate Kramer-Preisenhammer at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts in 1975. She went on to study for her concert diploma with Heinz Medjimorec. At the same time the young pianist worked with Greta Kraus from the Royal Conservatory of Music In Toronto for two terms and attended master classes given by renowned music teachers. Having gained her diploma with distinction, she continued her studies with Boris Bloch, Rudolf Buchbinder, Rudolf Kehrer, Roland Keller and Oleg Maisenberg.
early success as a pianist was reflected in a large number of awards
(including Bösendorfer and Yamaha scholarships and grants from the
Salzburg Summer Academy and the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research)
as well as first and second prizes in national and international
competitions and a finalist-ranking at the renowned Busoni-Competition in
Bolzano. In 1992 Barbara Moser was awarded 'Laureat Juventus" by the
Fondation Nicholas Ledoux and the Council of Europe, she was granted the
Austrian Federal Chancellery's "Mozart Interpretation Prize" in
1997 and in the following year the Basel Goethe Institute's "Franz
Welser-Möst Prize" for young musicians.
Moser frequently appears as a soloist in
from her career as a soloist she dedicates some time to her favourite
"hobby", accompanying Lieder-Recitals. She works together with
such outstanding artists as Annette Dasch, Natalie Dessay, Mara Zampieri,
Placido Domingo, Peter Doss, Adrian Eröd, Wolfgang Holzmair, Herbert
Lippert and Michael Schade. She is also in demand as chamber-music-partner
and gives concerts in various formations, often with members of the Vienna
the baton of Erwin Ortner she accompanied the Arnold Schoenberg Choir
together with colleagues Andras Schiff and Andreas Staier in the first
complete recording of Schubert's secular choral oeuvre for TELDEC which
was awarded the Diapason d'Or in 1998. Her discography also includes ten Solo-CDs with works by
P.D.Q. Bach, Ludwig v.
Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Carl Czerny,
Umberto Giordano, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Fritz Kreisler/Sergej
Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, Gioachino Rossini, Franz Schubert,
Clara and Robert Schumann, Robert Stolz, Pauline Viardot Garcia, Richard
Wagner and Carl Maria von Weber, published by EMI,
GRAMOLA, ORF and Musica Classics. Duo-recordings with Cellist
Stefan Jess-Kropfitsch, with Baritone
Peter Doss and Soprano Ute Ziemerthe and the “Trio di Vienna”. For the recording „Hommage à
Mozart“ with Violinist Joanna Madroszkiewicz she received the
“Wiener Flötenuhr 2005” award by the Wiener Mozartgemeinde.
Moser held seminars on outstanding composers (Schubert, Liszt, Beethoven,
Mozart and Haydn) at the European Forum Alpbach and the Haydn Festival
Eisenstadt, teaches in master-classes and since March 2012 as professor for piano at
For her doctorate study (completed 2007) and the publishing of the thesis (Akademikerverlag) she was supported by the Emanuel and Sofie Fohn Foundation and received a “Best Publication Award 2010” of the University of Music, Vienna.