Moritz Huemer


Moritz Huemer was born in Feldkirch (Austria) in 1999, and lives in Liechtenstein since his birth. He started playing the cello at the age of five with Josef Hofer at the music school in Liechtenstein. From 2015 to 2018 he studied with Rafael Rosenfeld in Basel while he was attending a grammar school in Feldkirch where he graduated in Summer 2018. Since autumn 2018 he studies with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the “Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt” in Weimar. He has attended several masterclasses as for example with Thomas Grossenbacher, Wolfgang Boettcher and Christoph Wyneken. He also received a scholarship from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein, where he participates in the intensive music weeks. 

Between 2008 and 2017 he won several 1st prizes at the national level of the Austrian young musicians’ competition “Prima la Musica” and the “Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb”, also winning for example the ESTA and EMCY special prize. In spring 2009, Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein presented him with the “Podium Prize” in Liechtenstein “for the astonishingly virtuosic mastery of his instrument and the exploration of its sound possibilities”. In March 2012, he participated in the European Lions Music Competition for Cello in Lucerne, and won a special prize for exceptional achievement at his age.

Moritz Huemer has performed as a soloist with orchestra on a number of occasions, including with the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, the “Collegium Musicum Ostschweiz” from St. Gallen or the “Orchesterverein Liechtenstein-Werdenberg”. In addition to his solo performances, he also has orchestral experience, for example with the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra. He is an active chamber musician, playing in various different formations, such as in the Trio Millennium or as part of a trio for the EMCY Young Hearts for Music Tour. He has been invited to play as the Young Festival Artist at the “Zwischentöne-Kammermusikfestival Engelberg” in Switzerland and at the FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION, Bad Ragaz in Switzerland. He is a member of the ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA, the OPUS Klassik award winner 2018, which is made up of scholarship holders from the International Academy of Music in Liechtenstein.