doctor of musical arts, contemporary piano performance
university of california, san diego, projected completion 2019
master of arts, piano performance
university of california, san diego, graduated 2013
bachelor of music, piano performance
university of texas at austin, graduated 2011
aleck karis, UC san diego
dr. betty mallard, UT austin
dr. christina novak
review, san diego union-tribune, march 2017:
"Palimpsest ensemble rounds up virtuoso performers," marcus overton:
"Elegantly lean, sartorially adventurous, and completely undaunted by a piano part that is, I think, actually beyond human capability, he left not a note under the keyboard. Dynamite."
review, los angeles times, january 2017:
"The resurrection of Julius Eastman," mark swed:
"The four-piano finale — offered by Eastman’s friend and noted new music specialist Joseph Kubera, along with younger local colleagues Richard Valitutto, Brendan Nguyen and Todd Moellenberg — was more extreme. This is horrendously punishing music. Pulses and tremolos never stop. The pounding is stupendous."
review, los angeles times, july 2016:
"Bernstein and Stockhausen in the age of anxiety," mark swed:
"The pianist and percussionist must synchronize in places to the fraction of a second, as Todd Moellenberg and Ryan Nestor respectively did with striking virtuosity and theatricality."
review, san diego union-tribune, april 2016,
"Haunting 'Andree' fleshes out 1897 tragedy," pam kragen:
"Beautifully accompanied by pianist Todd Moellenberg."
review, the artificalist, august 2013:
vortex, with the what's next? ensemble
by damjan rakonjac
"The ensemble played with verve and physicality, the undoubted highlight being Todd Mollenberg's fiercely committed rendition of Grisey's piano cadenza."
review, dodo editions april 2013: posing nothing
by dominic miller
"Moellenberg and Savitsky are not writing history so much as considering its mass, pulling it from one side of the stage to the other, and resuscitating it if only briefly. The overt dimension of virtuosity in Moellenberg’s performance and the compositions themselves overwhelm us and echo ghostly during the many intervals of silence which prevail throughout the two-act piece. We are left with a consideration for what gravities have impacted our form, even the faint glimmer of a silent movie becomes comparable to eons of transmitted star light."
2016-now lecturer, MUS 1: fundamentals of music, UCSD
2014-now instructor for undergraduate piano majors/nonmajors, UCSD
2013-now music theory teaching assistant, UCSD
2014 coach for undergraduate chamber ensembles, UCSD
2013-2014 principal accompanist, san diego gay men's chorus
2011-2013 graduate & undergraduate vocal accompanist, UCSD
2011-2012 music history/musicology teaching assistant, UCSD
2010-2011 pianist for UT new music ensemble, directed by dan welcher
2013: 2nd prize, la jolla young artists competition
UCSD: ruth epstein memorial fellowship in graduate piano performance
UT: mary d. bold & barton endowed presidential scholarships in piano performance
sound check six: stills: edges (yvonne wu), released by UCSD music
2011: spectral summer @ boston university
2010, 2011: summer institute for contemporary performance practice @ new england conservatory
2009: pianosummer @ SUNY new paltz
2008: brevard music center