Moisès Fernández Via
Moisès Fernández Via is the Founding Director of Arts | Lab @ Med Campus, an unprecedented partnership between Boston University College of Fine Arts and the Medical Campus. Moisès serves as CFA’s liaison in the Medical Campus identifying, developing and implementing opportunities to foster interdisciplinary dialogue, building productive relationships between artistic creativity and health care practice.
Born in Barcelona in 1980, Moisès is an active concert pianist, music curator and passionate writer. He began his musical education at the age of ten and was lauded only three years later by the press as “un nom qui’l faudrá retenir!” [a name to remember!] at his official début in the French city of Agen in 1993. He is a winner of the Scarlatti International Piano Competition in Naples (Italy) and the Richmond Piano Competition in Boston (USA). He was also a nominee for the Arthur W. Foote Award from the Harvard Musical Association and a finalist for the Kahn Career Award. A regular guest at some of the finest concert halls and festivals, he has been heard in Germany, France, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Morocco, Cyprus, Israel, the United States, Canada and China. Moisès holds degrees in piano, chamber music and conducting from the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, the Buchmann-Metha School of Music in Tel Aviv and Boston University.
From 2001 to 2003, Moisès volunteered at the Oncology Department of the Vall d’Hebron Children’s Hospital in Barcelona. This experience deeply transformed his vision about the role of the arts in society, as a result, he founded in 2003 the project “Música a l’Hospital“, which became the first ever cultural initiative in a clinical setting in Spain.
Critics have often referred to him as a singular artist, voluntarily distanced from the virtuoso soloist figure, having expressed his conviction that individual ability is only meaningful if approached as a collective opportunity— “art as awareness and commitment, as expression when words fail in front a world threatened by human and ecological conflicts.”
By means of intellectual engagement, social awareness, inquiry, reflection, creative freshness and spontaneity of expression, he continues to develop innovative projects in collaboration with outstanding artists of the international scene, undertaking an exemplary review of the form, meaning and contents of the standard artistic performance experience.