The Swedish guitarist Johannes Möller has captivated audiences throughout the world with charismatic and soulful performances. His ability to communicate a musical message to listeners of any cultural background, age or level of musical experience have brought him an international career and numerous prestigious prizes.
He played his first public concerts when he was 13 years old. Since then he has found time for more than 400 appearances in Europe, South and North America. These include performances at the Purcell Room in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the guest artist series at California State University Northridge in Los Angeles (USA), as well as a live performance for the BBC 3 in England.
He has earned a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Royal College of Music in London where he studied with Gary Ryan and Carlos Bonell, and a Masters Degree at the Royal Conservatoire in the Hague where he studied with Zoran Dukic. He has been awarded nine prizes in international guitar competitions in England, USA, Germany, Portugal and Romania.
In 2005 he also became the first guitarist to win The Bromsgrove Festival International Young Musicians Platform (England). Critics have also noted his special qualities, writing of his playing "Guitarist Johannes Moller achieved miracles with his lucid, spacious playing" (Stephen Pettitt, London Evening Standard).
He also became the first guitarist ever to win the the Ljunggrenska Competition (Sweden) in 2007, and the motivation of the jury was: “With the help of a breathtaking technique and all the colors of the rainbow he opens a door to a world of subtle expressions which with great power and intensity strikes us.”
With his distinct musical language, Johannes Möller’s artistry has reached well beyond the usual guitar circles; a fact confirmed when in March 2008 he won the prestigious Dutch Vriendenkrans Concours that took place in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. As a part of this award his name have been engraved on a metal plate that can be seen in the corridor around the Recital Hall (Kleine Zaal) in Concertgebouw.
Johannes was awarded First Prize in the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. He is the current GFA winner and as part of this prize he will perform over 50 concerts throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and China, including a Carnegie Hall debut (Weill Recital Hall). He will also record a CD on Naxos.
"If I can make one person happy with my music that is enough for me. If that person can share that happiness, even just with a smile to someone else, we are making the world a better place way beyond our imagination"
… Johannes Möller