Moritz Huemer was born in Feldkirch (Austria) in 1999 and has lived in Liechtenstein ever since. He received his first cello lessons at the age of five from Josef Hofer at the Liechtenstein Music School. From 2015 to 2018 he was a junior student in the class of Rafael Rosenfeld at the Basel Music Academy and at the same time attended the Gymnasium in Feldkirch, where he passed his Matura in the summer of 2018. Since fall 2018, he has been studying with Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar. He also participated in various master classes, including Jens Peter Maintz, David Geringas and Thomas Grossenbacher. He is also a scholarship holder at the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and regularly takes part in the intensive weeks there.
Between 2008 and 2017, he earned multiple first prizes at the national level in both the Austrian “Prima la Musica” competition and the “Swiss Youth Music Competition,” including ESTA and EMCY special awards. In the spring of 2009, he was presented with the “Podium Prize” by Hereditary Princess Sophie von und zu Liechtenstein “for the astonishingly virtuoso mastery of his instrument and the exploration of its tonal possibilities”. In March 2012, he was awarded a special prize at the “European Lions Music Competition for Violoncello” in Lucerne for the special performance at his age.
Moritz Huemer has already performed several times as a soloist with orchestra, including with the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Ostschweiz from St. Gallen and the Liechtenstein-Werdenberg Orchestra. In addition to his solo performances, he enjoys playing orchestra and chamber music in a wide variety of formations, including the Liechtenstein Symphony Orchestra, the Verbier Festival Junior Orchestra, the Trio Millennium and the EMCY Young Hearts for Music Tour. He was also a “Young Festival Artist” at the Zwischentone Chamber Music Festival Engelberg in Switzerland, performed at the “VP Bank Classic Festival” – formerly FESTIVAL NEXT GENERATION – in Bad Ragaz and is a member of the ENSEMBLES ESPERANZA, which consists of scholarship holders of the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and was awarded an “OPUS KLASSIK” in 2018.