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Biography 2017-05-29T19:58:02+00:00

Biography

JMJed Moss is a prolific performer who has appeared on the Columbia Artists’ Community concert series, the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour, the Mendelssohn Society of Chicago series, the Nova Concert series, the Canyonlands New Music series, the Abravanel Distinguished Visiting Composers series and the Contemporary Music Consortium of Utah.  Moss has toured in Austria and Germany as a soloist with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theater.  As a collaborative pianist, he has performed with musicians from the nation’s top orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic. Moss performs frequently on faculty recitals at Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University and the University of Utah, and has made guest appearances inpartnership with various artists at Colleges and Universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado, Texas, Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, New York and Washington D.C.

Moss was a member of the Paradigm Trio for six years, and is now the pianist for The Sundance Trio, performing and recording newly commissioned works for oboe, bassoon and piano.  Moss also played keyboard for the Music Box Broadway Touring Company of Phantom of the Opera in Utah and South Carolina, and Victor Victoria starring Toni Tennille in Utah, and appeared as pianist for pop singer Christopher Cross in Trinidad. From 1995-2009, Moss was the keyboardist and backup vocalist for the international touring group Air Supply.

A regular guest performer at the IDRS (International DoubleReed Society) annual conventions, Moss has twice held the position of resident collaborative pianist.  He has soloed with orchestras in Idaho, Utah, Texas, California, Washington D.C. and Montevideo, Uruguay.  In 2009, Moss collaborated with the City of Prague Orchestra and members of the Martinu Quartet in recording various works for Deseret Book’s “Sunday Morning with Beethoven,” and with Cellist Nicole Pinnell in recording the CD “Sunday Morning with Classical Cello.”

His performances of Prokofiev’s third piano concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony as well as both concertos of Chopin with the Utah Chamber Orchestra in collaboration with Ballet West have been lauded by music critics.

The Washington Times said:  “Jed Moss relished the fiendishly difficult jazz piano solos that were once owned by Lukas Foss” when describing his performance of Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety” at the Kennedy Center.

Moss appears on Centaur, Summit, Albany, Warner, Deseret Book, MSR Classics, A Nice Pear, Giant, Tantara Records, Telarc and BMG.

Performances

Concerti

Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Orchestra, Idaho State Civic Symphony, Magic Valley Symphony, University of Utah Symphony Orchestra, Utah Youth Symphony, Beethoven Series Chamber Orchestra, Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra, Intermountain Chamber Orchestra, Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo, Uruguay, Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

Music Festivals and Series

Columbia Artists’ Community concert series, the Utah Arts Council Performing Arts Tour, the Mendelssohn Society of Chicago series, the Nova Concert series, the Utah Chamber Music Society series, the Canyonlands New Music series, the New Music Consortium, the Utah Flute Association, the Temple Square Concert series, the Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities, BYU Artist series, the International Clarinet Festival  ( Salt Lake & Washington D.C.), the IDRS (International Double Reed Society), Paradigm Trio (Paradigm Concerts), Soloist for Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre (Utah Winter Olympics, SLC, UT, Germany and Austria), Utah Music Festival, Park City Music Festival, Deer Valley Music Festival, Jackson Hole Music Festival, Bear Lake Music Festival.

Other

Guest lecturer for the UMTA (Utah Music Teachers Association), performer for the MTNA national convention (Music Teachers National Association, performances in Utah, Texas and Arkansas). Guest participant in lecture recital at Whitworth College; guest artist (collaborator) at Louis and Clark College, Portland Oregon;  Utah state University, Logan Utah;  Arizona State University, Tempe Arizona;  Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati Ohio;  Wichita University, Kansas. Collaborator on faculty recitals for Brigham Young University, Weber State University, University of Utah.  Repetitor for University of Utah Opera Program, Utah Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Opera Colorado. Pianist for Utah’s International Vocal School and the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions (Denver, Colorado).

Education

Georgia Blastock, Idaho

Margaret Ott and Deborah Dewey – Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington

Lennox Larsen – University of Utah

Gladys Gladstone Rosenberg – University of Utah

Additional Studies

Participation in the Master Classes of:

Andre Watts, Jorge Bolet, Johanna Harris

Igor Kipnis, Jerome Lowenthal, Amanda Vick Lethco

Willard Palmer, Andre Michal Schub, Daniel Pollack

Alexander Peskanov, Santiago Rodriguez

JED MOSS

Concert and Collaborative Pianist