Young pianist to perform Sunday

Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 01:11 PM.

The Ilse Newell Fund for the Performing Arts is pleased to be able to present 23-year-old pianist Ivan Moshchuk this Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Moshchuk is among the most promising young artists of the next generation, aiming to redefine the limits of classical music in the context of the 21st century.

He will perform Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Sonata No. 17, Op. 31 No. 2 in D minor; Claude Debussy’s Suite Bergamesque; and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 at Sunday’s concert, presented under the auspices of the Apalachicola Area Historical Society.

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

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, Mich., 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.

Highlights from his past 2012-13 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.

Upcoming concerts include a five-concert solo tour of the Netherlands in May 2014, including 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.

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