Classical Pianist Ivan Moshchuk, a resident of Grosse Pointe who often records and performs in metro Detroit, today announced a concert tour of England and Asia with London-based, Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien.
The tour will include concerts in London Sept. 6 and 7 (the latter date for the Hattori Foundation), as well as Sept. 18 at the Orchestra Hall of Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, Sept. 22 in Hong Kong, Sept. 25 in Guangzhou, China, and on Oct. 3 in Hong Kong.
“I have played in Japan before, and this is the first time I will be playing in other cities in Asia,” says Moshchuk, 26. “Rose arrives today as she just completed her artist tenure at the Marlboro Festival in Vermont, and we will be rehearsing in preparation for the tour and our Detroit Sessions on Saturday (Aug. 19) at Jam Handy Studios at 2900 East Grand Blvd. in Detroit.”
In addition to performing, touring, filming, and overseeing merchandise and record sales, Moshchuk recently formed the Detroit Sessions where he pairs with another artist from a different musical genre. For Saturday’s event, Moshchuk will perform works from Franck and Brahms, with Hsien offering violin sonatas.
Recent Detroit Sessions have included sellout performances at the Rivera Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts with French musician and filmmaker Bruno Monsaingeon; a Jam Handy concert featuring the work of Detroit artist Lisa Spindler, local guest musicians, and lighting by Bluewater in Southfield; and a Jam Handy concert with Detroit-based German artist Birgit Huttemann-Holz.
Moshchuk says the Detroit Sessions was created “to innovate culture, bridge communities, and engage new audiences.”
On Aug. 25, Moshchuk, with Innova Records, will release to a global audience “Letter and Fantasies,” an album dedicated to the music of David DiChiera, founder of the Michigan Opera Theatre, which in 1996 opened the Detroit Opera House. Today, DiChiera is artistic director emeritus of the Detroit Opera House.
Executive audio produced by Berlin-based Caroline Siegers, with video by London-based A Fly On The Wall, the album will be available on iTunes and Amazon on Aug. 25. Moshchuk says one of the preliminary test recordings of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise was featured on ClassicFM in the United Kingdom, where it drew 35,000 views in 24 hours.
For tickets to the Jam Handy Show on Aug. 19, click here.