photo by nick hagen

photo by nick hagen

Pianist Ivan Moshchuk is emerging as a distinct and unconventional voice in the world of classical music. His performances include major cities across Europe, North America, and Asia, on stages such as the Concertgebouw's Kleine Zaal in Amsterdam and Orchestra Hall in Detroit. He has appeared in recital at the Gilmore, Banff, and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festivals, as a chamber musician alongside the Attacca and Telegraph Quartets, and collaborated with established orchestras, among them the Lansing Symphony and South Carolina Philharmonic. Recent engagements include stepping in last-minute for Lise De La Salle's Chamber Music Society of Detroit subscription debut and a recital tour alongside violinist Rose Hsien, culminating at Suntory Hall's Blue Rose Room in Tokyo. Highlights this season include a debut with the Charleston Symphony, and a return engagement with the Kharkiv Philharmonic in Ukraine for the second piano concerto of Nikolai Medtner.

Ivan has a tremendous philosophical view of classical music, wonderful education and upbringing where he can reflect on these things. That is one of the reasons why I am so happy to make music with him.
— Bruno Monsaingeon

As a recording artist, Ivan's debut album explored solo piano works of Beethoven and Rachmaninoff in relationship to the question of forgiveness. Ivan's writings on music have earned him invitations to speak at international conferences, most recently at the 9th European Music Analysis Conference in Strasbourg. His second album features world premiere recordings of American-Italian composer David DiChiera and is issued on the Innova label. Ivan's live performances have been broadcast on WFMT in Chicago and American Public Media's Performance Today. In 2016, Ivan’s passion for collaboration brought him back to Detroit to create the Detroit Sessions, an initiative designed to bridge communities and elevate cultural vibrancy by bringing together different artistic disciplines in unexpected ways. The Detroit Sessions have welcomed guest artists such as Bruno Monsaingeon, have been featured on ClassicFM in London, and have collaborated with many of the major Arts organizations in the area, among them the Detroit Institute of Arts and Michigan Opera Theatre.

technical perfection and extraordinary interpretation. Ivan creates a density that lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music.
— Zofinger Tagblatt

Following his concerto debut at age 11, Ivan received numerous awards and prizes, including First Prize at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition in 2007 and the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award. In addition to master classes with such artists as Ivan Moravec and Mikhail Voskresensky, Ivan was invited to study under Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, graduating in 2013. He then moved abroad to Paris to pursue independent studies in the visual arts and philosophy, becoming a resident of the Cité Internationale des Arts. In addition to being an alumni of the Verbier Festival Academy and IMS Prussia Cove, he is currently attending the corsi di perfezionamento at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in the class of Benedetto Lupo.

So much absorbing, dynamic music making. Impossible not to be impressed.
— Baltimore Sun
Photo by Olga Gamburg

Photo by Olga Gamburg