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Concertmaster Steven Moeckel and the World Premiere of Glenn Stallcop
Arizona composer Glenn Stallcop’s world premiere of his new work was sure to keep audiences riveted! Steven Moeckel brought with him an electric presence onstage and made the entire event all the more thrilling.
Moeckel has collaborated as chamber musician with Leon Fleisher and Menahem Pressler at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and performed recitals across Europe and America. Most recently he collaborated with pianist Joanna Goldstein to release an album which honors works composed by female composers since suffrage began.
Early Life and Education
Moeckel was taught violin by both his violinist mother and violist father and began playing violin at age four. A graduate of Hochschule Mozarteum Salzburg and Indiana University Bloomington, Moeckel has held concertmaster positions with Ulm Philharmonic (Germany) as co-concertmaster; Phoenix Symphony and Santa Fe Opera orchestras respectively; as well as teaching at University of Arizona.
He has performed in recital and chamber settings with Leon Fleisher and Menahem Pressler, often appearing at concerts with pianist William Wolfram. Additionally, he has performed throughout Europe and America, touring both continents extensively as well as recording several albums including an Indiana University collaboration honoring women composers during Suffrage times.
Experience the exquisite violin playing of world renowned violinist Steven Moeckel as he performs with the Prescott Symphony. Enjoy wine and bourbon receptions before each performance at Oxmoor House for an experience designed specifically for this music.
Steven Moeckel has become known for captivating audiences and critics with his effortless virtuosity, vivid characterizations and uncanny ability to encapsulate the essence of any work he performs since making his first concerto soloist appearance at age 8. Since making his first concerto soloist appearance at age 8, Moeckel has performed throughout both North America and Europe.
He has performed as a soloist with the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Chamber Orchestra, Sunriver Music Festival and Xiamen Philharmonic, among other orchestras and festivals. Additionally he serves on the board of The Wayback Foundation–an organization focused on music awareness–and is tenured associate professor of violin at National Autonomous University (NAU) in Tucson, Arizona.
Moeckel’s appearance alone would be enough of an incentive for Tucsonans to attend, but when combined with the world premiere of Phoenix Symphony double bassist Glenn Stallcop’s work – this becomes an event not to be missed!
Achievement and Honors
Steven Moeckel is a highly acclaimed violinist who has performed extensively across North America, Europe and Asia as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He has won multiple competitions – including first place awards at Dino Ciani and Queen Elisabeth international competitions.
Moeckel has held concertmaster positions with Ulm Philharmonic in Germany, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and Phoenix Symphony orchestras; currently holds tenured professorship at Northern Arizona University where he plays an 1840 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin; has recorded three albums including an album with Indiana University pianist Joanna Goldstein celebrating women composers at a time when women won their right to vote;
He will join the NAU Music Faculty and Phoenix Symphony for their US Airways Classics Series performance of Weill’s Suite from Threepenny Opera – his first conducting debut.
Steven Moeckel is an energetic speaker and board member for a non profit that promotes music awareness. He has participated in master classes, recitals and fundraising efforts for uninsured cancer patients. Steven was recently honored as guest lecturer by Greater Oro Valley Arts Council as well as Tucson Arthritis Support League.
Moeckel was brought up around music all his life by both parents, both violinists. This passion manifests itself through his efforts to educate others about classical music and its benefits to society.
He has appeared as soloist and concertmaster with orchestras in the US, Europe and Asia. Additionally, he has recorded extensively with Paula Fan as his piano partner; their most recent release together celebrates women composers during a time of suffrage.