Pianist Benjamin Moser gave his début performance at the Ruhr Piano Festival in 2011, and is now performing here for the sixth time in 2018. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich under the guidance of Michael Schäfer, and at Berlin University of the Arts with Klaus Hellwig. Benjamin Moser attracted international attention in June 2007 as a prizewinner in the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, where he was awarded the prize for the best interpretation of Tchaikovsky, as well as the Audience Prize. In January of that year he also won First Prize in the International Young Concert Artists Audition in New York, which gave rise to a number of recital performances in Paris, Washington D. C., and New York City. He has concertized with the Munich and Bamberg Symphonies, as well as with Leipzig MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra. His chamber music partners include Nicolas Altstaedt, Julian Steckel, Danjulo Ishizaka, Andrej Bielow, and his brother, cellist Johannes Moser.