Upcoming Events 

 

1/13/2022
7:30 PM

The First Studio Recital featuring the class of Steven Moeckel

 

Kitt Recital Hall at NAU

1/16/2022
3:00 PM

Yavapai Symphony Association
With Paula Fan, piano

 

Prescott, AZ


Works by Elgar, Kreisler and Strauss

2/18/2022
7:30PM

Faculty Guest Recital 

with Stephen Hartman, harp

Emily Hoppe, flute

Jacquelyn Schwandt, viola

Kitt Recital Hall at NAU

Works by Vaughan-Williams, Debussy, Korngold, Stallcop and Saint-Saens

3/7/2022
7:30PM

Schubert Celebration

Silvan Negrutio, piano

Jacquelyn Schwandt, viola

Mary Ann Ramos, cello

Christopher Finet, bass

Kitt Recital Hall at NAU

Fantasy for violin and piano in c-major, Quintet for violin, viola, cello, bass and piano "Trout"

4/18/2022
7:30 PM

Great Chambermusic for violin, clarinet, cello & piano

Steven Moeckel, violin

Cris Inguanti, clarinet

Eric Lenz, cello

Samual Gingher, piano

 

Kitt Recital Hall at NAU

6/6-6/13/2022
see schedule

Chamber Music at Oxmoor

Louisville, KY

Festival programs, artists & concert schedule TBD

6/26/2022
3:00PM

NAU Summer Chamber Music 


With Paula Fan, piano
 

Kitt Recital Hall Flagstaff, AZ


Works by Elgar, Kreisler and Strauss

6/17/2022
8/28/2022

The Santa Fe Opera

What You Missed

11/9/2021
 

NAU Faculty & Friends Recital

 

Beethoven Serenade for flute, violin & viola

11/8/2021

Jeffrey Swann & Friends

Debussy Sonota for violin & piano Jeffrey Swann, piano

10/31/2021
 

Phoenix Youth Symphony
Mathew Kasper, conductor


Korngold violin concerto 

10/22/2021
 

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra
Charles Latshaw, conductor

Dvorak violin concerto

Summers in Santa Fe

Steven was selected to be the Concert Master for the Santa Fe Opera that performs July 1st-Aug 28th, 2022. 
To see a list of performances please click here.

10/8/2021
 

Arizona Senior Academy
With Paula Fan, piano


Works by Dvorak, Vaughan-William

10/2/2021

10/3/2021

Winston-Salem Symphony
Timothy Redmond, conductor


R. Vaughan-Williams

‘The Lark Ascending’ 

9/27/2021
 

Martin Springer-Institute, 20th Anniversary celebration.
With Silvan Negrutiu, piano


Works by Bloch and John Williams

9/12/2021
 

St. Andrew’s Bach Society 
With Steven Hartman, harp

works by Vaughan-Williams, Korngold, Saint-Saens, Ysaye and Stallcop

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Falls in Flagstaff

Steven was hired as the new Associate Professor of Violin at
Northern Arizona University

 

VIDEOS

 

MUSIC

Recordings at a glance

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ABOUT STEVEN

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As concerto soloist, concertmaster, and recitalist, violinist Steven Moeckel has engaged audiences and critics worldwide with his effortless virtuosity, vivid characterization and uncanny ability to capture the very essence of a work. A seasoned performer since childhood, Moeckel first appeared as concerto soloist at the age of 8. Since then, he has continued to solo with orchestras throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, interrupted only by a two year period as Principal Soprano Soloist of the renowned Vienna Boys Choir.


Moeckel’s concerto repertoire encompasses everything from the standard classical and romantic masterpieces to the visceral virtuosity of the Shostakovich Concerto and Corigliano’s Red Violin. Invited to China under the auspices of the newly formed Ling Tung Foundation, he was the first Western violinist to perform the beloved violin concerto, The Butterfly Lovers, with a Chinese orchestra. His special affinity for the British repertoire has most recently led to performances of the Elgar, Britten, and Walton Concertos.


Steven Moeckel has performed as chamber musician and recitalist with Leon Fleisher and Menachem Pressler at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival and frequently appears in concert with William Wolfram. Notable performances include recitals at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival, the Colorado College Music Festival and the Sunriver Music Festival. With his long time partner pianist Paula Fan, Moeckel has toured Europe and the Americas, and performed the complete cycle of the ten Beethoven Sonatas three times to critical acclaim. Together they have recorded three albums. His most recent album with Indiana University pianist, Joanna Goldstein, celebrates the works of women composers during the time of Suffrage.
 

As a communicator, Moeckel’s ability to involve audiences in an astounding range of repertoire distinguishes him as a musician of rare versatility. A Laureate of the venera- ble Sibelius Competition, his performances earned recognition in the Helsinki press for his ability to probe and understand the mind of a composer. At home in myriad styles, with pianist Paula Fan he performed a 12 hour marathon charity concert featuring mas- terworks of the classical literature interspersed with intermezzi featuring country, tango and jazz.


Steven Moeckel is equally at home speaking about music. Since his first appointment as Co-Concertmaster of Germany's Ulm Philharmonic at the age of 19, he has been in- volved in outreach and educational events for orchestras and festivals on both sides of the Atlantic. He has served as a frequent coach for the New World Symphony in Miami and in 2019 was invited to participate in the National Alliance for Audition Support, a group that trains minority classical musicians in audition preparation in conjunction with the Sphinx Organization, the New World Symphony and The league of American Orches- tras. He has served as orchestra coach and guest lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and has appeared as a a guest on the podcast series, ‘Behind the Screen,’ hosted by JT Kane and Matt Corey.


In 2020 Steven was awarded a violin professorship at Northern Arizona University. He is currently Concertmaster of The Phoenix Symphony, and in 2019 won the Concertmaster position of the prestigious Santa Fe Opera. He performs on a violin crafted c. 1840 by the celebrated French maker, Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume.

 

CONTACT ME

MANAGEMENT & BOOKING inquiries please email | Steven@StevenMoeckel.com

ABOUT THE VIOLIN

 It is truly a joy to find an instrument which so uniquely fits my personality. The dark sound of a French violin has always suited me and the tonal power found in the violins of French makers allows me to produce a wide variety of expressive colors. This violin in particular has an outstanding capacity for projection, which is especially important when playing in halls with poor acoustics. It seems to “sing” easily no matter what demands I place upon it and often feels as though it responds intuitively when I am playing it.

This instrument was bought with the generous assistance of many philanthropic people in Tucson, Arizona. In 2006, I stumbled across this violin at an unexpected time and without the funds to purchase it. These benefactors understood my need and generously came together to invest in my career through the purchase of the violin. I will always be grateful to them and their outpouring of support continues to inspire me on a daily basis. For all of us in the Arts, these are the people that give us the opportunity to do what we love and we can only hope that we can give something back through our music.

-Steven Moeckel

For more information on the violin maker Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, please visit the Antonio Strad Violin Gallery.

 

REVIEWS

Elgar Violin Concerto

Reviewed Friday, Nov. 25, at Symphony Hall, Phoenix

Violinist Steven Moeckel played the Elgar Violin Concerto this week. It is a concerto he was born to play, and, as the sports announcers like to say, he left it all out on the field.

It was clear that this wasn’t merely a case of a soloist signed to play with an orchestra, learning a concerto and performing it; this was an artist who has longed to play the vast, 50-minute work since he was a young man, and he now gets a chance not merely to play it, but to descend into it, live it, and turn it inside out, searching every corner for meaning and — dare we say it? — beauty. Sheer physical beauty.

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Phoenix Symphony soloist knocks it out of the park

by Richard Nilsen – Mar. 25, 2011

The Arizona Republic

Sometimes it only takes a single piece of music in a concert program to make the whole thing memorable. Sometimes, even just one movement can make it all worthwhile.

This week, Phoenix Symphony concertmaster Steven Moeckel played solo and conducted Mozart’s “Haffner Serenade,” K. 250, and played with such delicacy, taste and musicality, that it completely outweighed the more pedestrian portions of the program. It was especially in the Andante of the serenade that his astonishing music making came through, including an especially beautiful cadenza, double-stops and all. It was as close to perfect as this life allows.

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2005 Sibelius International Violin Competition

“German-American Steven Moeckel played Sibelius’ Humoresques easily, which made an emotional impact on the audience; here is a real ‘Sibelian’. Moeckel is able to play all the violin’s frolics of the Humoresques with facility and he also understands Sibelius’ sense of humor.”

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Concertos

  • Bach a-minor, e-major

  • Barber

  • Beethoven

  • Beethoven Triple Concerto

  • Berg

  • Brahms

  • Brahms (double concerto)

  • Britten

  • Bruch No.3 g-minor

  • Corigliano “The Red Violin”

  • Elgar

  • He/Chen Butterfly Lovers

  • Korngold

  • Lalo Symphonie Espagnole

  • Mendelssohn e-minor, d-minor (double concerto)

  • Mozart No’s. 1,3,4 and 5 and Sinfonia Concertante

  • Rózsa

  • Shostakovich Concerto No.1

  • Sibelius

  • Stravinsky

  • Tchaikovsky

  • Vaughan Williams-The Lark Ascending

  • Walton

  • Wieniawski No.2

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Pianist Paula Fan has performed on five continents, recorded more than twenty five commercial albums, and has broadcast for the BBC, NPR, Radio Television China, and international stations from Bosnia to Australia. As one of the first recipients of the doctorate in Collaborative Piano, she has lectured on the subject worldwide. She performed and taught at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music as its only Regents’ Professor, and was Principal Keyboardist and soloist with the Tucson Symphony for many seasons. She has also served as Visiting Professor at the Eastman School of Music, and at numerous conservatories in the People’s Republic of China, where she was the first ever accompanist-coach invited by the Chinese Ministry of Culture.  As both performer and teacher, one of her greatest interests has been building bridges between classical music and audiences of all ages and backgrounds, as well as between disciplines. 

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