Moses Pirijok

All prize winners
1st prize in Cat. I
Nationality: Swiss
Instrument: Piano
Date of birth 2006/01/23

Recently, Moses Pirijok emerged as the absolute winner in his category at the XXV International Music Competition “Pietro Argento” and the International Piano Competition “Città di Minerbio” 2023. He has also been awarded the Special Prize of the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth.

Born on January 23, 2006 in Switzerland, Moses began playing the piano at the age of four. At the age of six, he passed the entrance exam at the Leopold Mozart Institute for Encouragement of Highly Talented Music Students at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg under the guidance of Prof. Andreas Weber. Two years later, he delved into the world of organ music, taught by Prof. Dr. Heribert Metzger.

A creative pause, during which Moses pursued his technical interests, fueled his passion for music even further. This led to his readmission as a junior student at the Mozarteum in 2018, where he has been studying under Prof. Gereon Kleiner. He attended masterclasses with Prof. Andreas Weber, Prof. Dmitri Bashkirov, Prof. Andrzej Jasinski, Prof. Boris Berman, Vitaly Pisarenko, Prof. Dmitri Alexeev, and Prof. Arie Vardi. Additionally, he gained valuable experience in chamber music, opera and choir accompaniment, as well as in dance and acting.

At the age of 16, he performed for the first time with the Philharmonie Salzburg, and he was also accepted as a scholarship holder into the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now” foundation. Moses is a multiple award winner at the Swiss Youth Music Competition (2015 & 2023) and at Prima la musica in Austria at regional and national levels (2019 – 2023).  

He garnered numerous awards at the Munich International Piano Podium 2023, including the “Piano News Award” Düsseldorf, the “Jakof Flier Prize” for the best interpretation of a Romantic work, the “Schott Verlag Prize” in Mainz for the best performance of a contemporary piece, and the prize from the Pianistenclub München.

In 2015, he was recognized as one of the 100 personalities from Thurgau by “Who is who“. Additionally, Moses was a guest on Aeschbacher, “Sage und schreibe” (2014), and on Glanz & Gloria (2015) on Swiss Radio and Television (SRF).

If you are interested in working with PRIZEWINNER Moses Pirijok, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.



J. S. Bach, Little preludes: in C major, BWV 924; in D major, BWV 925; in D minor, BWV 926; in F
major, BWV 928; in D major, BWV 936; in C major, BWV 939; in C minor, BWV 999
J. S. Bach, Sinfonia No. 3 in D major, BWV 789
J. S. Bach, Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No. 3 in C-sharp major, BWV 872
J. Haydn, Piano Sonata in B minor, Hob. XVI/32
W. A. Mozart, Piano Sonata in D major, K. 311
W. A. Mozart, 12 Variations “Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman”, K. 265
L. van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 „Pathétique“
L. van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Variations sérieuses, Op. 54
F. Chopin, Études Op. 25, No. 1 in A-flat major, No. 2 in F minor
F. Chopin, Nocturne, Op. 27, No. 1 in C sharp minor
F. Chopin, Prelude, Op. 28. No. 21 in B-flat major
F. Chopin, Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 39
F. Chopin, Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53
F. Chopin, Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor, Op. 66
G. Rossini, “Quelques riens pour album”, Bagatelle
R. Schumann, Sonata No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op. 11, 2. Aria, 3. Scherzo e Intermezzo
J. Brahms, Waltzes Op. 39 No. 9 in D minor, No. 10 in G major, No. 11 in B minor, No. 12 in E major
C. Debussy, Arabesque No. 1 in E Major, L. 66
C. Debussy, Pour le piano, L. 95 – Prélude, Sarabande, Toccata
B. Bartók, Mikrokosmos (Complete), Sz. 107
P. Hindemith, Ludus Tonalis: Fuga secunda in G Major: Allegro
N. Kapustin, Paraphrase on "Aquarela do Brasil" by Ary Barroso, Op. 118

Piano Duo

W. A. Mozart, Sonata in F major, K. 497, 1. Adagio – Allegro di molto
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Andante con Variazioni, Op. 83a
M. Ravel, Rhapsodie espagnole, II. Malaguena
D. Milhaud, Scaramouche, Op. 165b: III. Brazileira (Mouvement de samba)
P. Eötvös, Lisztomania

Chamber Music

V. Monti, Csárdás
E. Elgar, Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
S. Rachmaninoff, Trio Élègiaque No. 1 in G minor
With Orchestra
W. A. Mozart, Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K. 382
W. A. Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414
F. Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

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