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Friday, September 19, 2014

Chopin FREE Concert Series Piano Recital by Ivan Moshchuk

Southern Wine and Spirits of America’s Chopin for All  FREE Concert Series presents a Piano Recital by Young American Pianist, Ivan Moshchuk



The Chopin Foundation of the U.S. opens the new season of Chopin for All FREE Concerts  on October 11 & 12, 2014, with young outstanding American pianist, Ivan Moshchuk, in an all-Chopin program.   Each concert in the Chopin for All series is presented twice:

On Saturday at Broward County Main Library in Fort Lauderdale,
and on the following Sunday at Granada Presbyterian Church in Coral Gables.

FREE ADMISSION No Tickets Required

Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Broward County Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Ave, Ft. Lauderdale

Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM, Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Drive, Coral Gables

Twenty-three-year-old Ivan Moshchuk is among the most promising young artists of his generation, aiming to redefine the limits of classical music in the context of the 21st century. When asked about the purpose of his art, he turns to the words of Robert Schumann - “to send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist.”

A recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award, 2011 Peabody Career Development Grant, and 2012 Rosamond P. Haeberle Memorial Piano Award, Mr. Moshchuk has been praised for possessing a “rare combination of breathtaking technique and genuine musicality” (Kalamazoo Gazette), leaving audiences stating that it was “impossible not to be impressed” (Baltimore Sun), and creating “a density that lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music ... the best of the best” (Zofinger Zeitung).

Highlights from his past season included a debut with the Kharkiv Philharmonic in Ukraine, a debut with the Lublin Chamber Orchestra in Poland, as well as solo recitals in the USA, Italy, and France. In October of 2012, Mr. Moshchuk stepped in on short notice to perform with the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra to a great critical acclaim.

Recent concerts include a five-concert solo tour of the Netherlands in May of 2014, including Mr. Moshchuk’s Concertgebouw debut in Amsterdam, as part of the International Holland Music Sessions New Masters on Tour. Additional performances include return engagements in the Ukraine, Poland, and France, his Slovak Philharmonic solo debut in Bratislava, and chamber music appearances with the Attacca Quartet for the American Music Festival and Chamber Music Wilmington in North Carolina.

Mr. Moshchuk’s live performances have been broadcast internationally on TV and radio, including NPR’s Performance Today. He has had solo and concerto appearances at the Gilmore Intl. Keyboard Festival (2010), Verbier Festival (2010), BANFF Intl. Music Festival (2011), and worked with leading artists such as Ivan Moravec, Mikhail Voskresensky, Klaus Helwig, Menahem Pressler, Sergei Babayan, Gábor Takács-Nagy, and John O’Conor.

Mr. Moshchuk also conducts independent research in music theory. In 2011, he was invited to present his theoretical work, “Episodic aspects of form in the music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff” at the 8th Intl. Scientific-Theoretical Symposium “Rachmaninoff: On the Break of Centuries,” as part of the 13th Intl. Rachmaninoff Festival in Kharkiv, Ukraine. His article has been published in the proceedings of the conference in 2012.

Mr. Moshchuk holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He currently divides his time between his home in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and Paris, as a resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts, where he is researching the concept of “image” and the genre of l’imaginaire as it relates to the aesthetic, formal, and performance-related issues that connect musical expression with the domain of the visual.

For more information, contact:

Jadwiga Viga Gewert, Executive Director
Chopin Foundation of the U.S.
1440 79th Street Cswy, Suite 117
Miami, FL 33141
ph. 305/868-0624 fax 305/865-5150
www.chopin.org

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