Johannes Moller: Future Hope

The Swedish guitarist and composer Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful classical performances. In 2010 he was awarded first prize in the Guitar Foundation of America Competition, considered by many to be the most prestigious guitar competition in the world. In 2012, Moller presented his debut performance at Carnegie Hall, in New York, USA.

As a performer, Johannes believes it is possible to touch universal human emotions through sound and it is his quest to try to discover those sounds Johannes’s artistry has reached well beyond the usual guitar circles. This was confirmed in March 2008 when he won the Dutch Vriendenkrans Concours while competing against performers in all instrumental categories. He also became the first guitarist ever to win the Ljunggrenska Competition (Sweden) in 2007. In 2005, he became the first guitarist to win The Bromsgrove Festival International Young Musicians Platform (England).

Johannes has earned a Bachelor of Music with Honors from the Royal College of Music in London and a Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He also received a scholarship for excellent students from the Royal Conservatoire that allowed him to study privately with Pavel Steidl in Czech Republic as well as composition lessons with Dusan Bogdanovic in the USA. He also completed a second Master’s degree at the Conservatoire in Amsterdam.

His show, Future Hope, is named after one of his own compositions, dedicated to the organisation, Future Hope India, which has changed the lives of street children in Calcutta.

“With the help of a breathtaking technique and all the colours of the rainbow he opens a door to a world of subtle expressions which with great power and intensity strikes us.” Ljunggrenska Competition (Sweden), 2007

To book tickets, phone the Araluen Arts Centre Box Office on 8951 1122.


Thursday 24 July 2014
Araluen Arts Centre
Adult: $39.00 / Concession: $35.00 / Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre: $32.00