ROSE HSIEN violin
Thursday 07 September 2017
Tickets £15 each (including a pre-concert drink, and light refreshments after the recital)
Part of the Hattori Foundation Rush-Hour Recital Series
ROSE HSIEN violin
(Hattori Foundation award winner: debut prize, senior 2014-16 & junior 2012-2013)
with IVAN MOSHCHUK piano
Brahms Scherzo in C minor from the "F-A-E” Sonata
Brahms Sonata No.1 in G major, Op.78
Paganini Cantabile in D major, Op.17
Kreisler Schön Rosmarin
Glazunov Meditation in D major, Op.32
Ravel Tzigane, Rhapsodie de concert
Young Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien is emerging as one of the most sought after young violinists internationally. She is a winner/finalist in many international competitions, including the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the Annual Conservatory Concerto Competition in Singapore, the International Music Festival’s Competition in Rhodes, Greece, the International Debussy-competition at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Gold Medal competition and the Max and Peggy Morgan Prize at the Guildhall School, a Silver Medal from the Worshipful Company of Musicians of UK, and recently, a Gold Medal from the 2017 1st Berliner International Music Competition.
Rose has appeared as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra (as part of the Hattori Foundation Concerto Debut Prize), Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, De Havilland Philharmonic, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Spring Symphony, the National Hsinchu University of Education of Arts Symphony Orchestra, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, and the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra. After being selected for “TIHMS New Masters on Tour”, her European tour included a debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and Slovakia’s Philharmonic and recently she gave a very successful tour of Japan and Prague, which included Rudolfinum’s Dvořák Hall. She has also performed in Carnegie Hall in New York and in London, at the Barbican, Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall.
Future engagements include a worldwide recital tour in the UK, Europe, US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan’s famous Suntory Hall. This summer, pianist Dame Mitsuko Uchida invited Rose personally to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, USA.
Born in Taiwan, Rose Hsien began her violin studies at a young age and at 14, she was admitted to the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore, as one of the youngest students of the conservatory studying with Prof Qian Zhou. There she gained her BMus. Then, she furthered her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under Prof David Takeno. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The first Michigan resident to receive the exceptionally prized Gilmore Young Artist Award, pianist Ivan Moshchuk has quickly become one of classical music’s most unconventional emerging artists. He has become known for his “rare combination of breathtaking technique and genuine musicality” as well as his ability to create “a density that lets you feel the spiritual aspects of the music.”
He has appeared in concert at the Gilmore Intl. Keyboard Festival, Verbier Festival, Banff Music Festival, and Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, on stages such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Merkin Hall in New York, and alongside the South Carolina Philharmonic, Kharkiv Philharmonic, and Lansing Symphony orchestras, as well as the Telegraph and Attacca quartets. Artists he has worked under include Ivan Moravec, Ferenc Rados, Leon Fleisher, and Menahem Pressler. Ivan is a graduate of the Peabody Institute in Baltimore and an alumnus of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In addition to his performances and projects he is currently pursuing an Artist diploma at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, Italy.
2017 is a milestone year for Ivan as he continues to concentrate his energy toward his hometown of Detroit, following his successful solo debut at Orchestra Hall and collaboration with film director and violinist Bruno Monsaingeon at the Detroit Institute of Arts, fostering a wide variety of experimental interdisciplinary events along the way with artists from the Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Symphony, theatre company Shakespeare in Detroit, and contemporary dance ensemble ArtLab J, among others. This summer will see the launch of the much-anticipated Piano in the Park project, the first outdoor classical concert in Corktown’s Roosevelt Park.
"... a ravishing tone and spotless intonation, Hsien’s playing had depth, myriad shades and that elusive element of fantasy to fill volumes. She is clearly a star in the making...”
"So much absorbing, dynamic music-making - it was impossible not to be impressed."
The Hattori Foundation is a charitable trust offering awards to exceptionally talented young instrumental soloists or chamber ensembles whose talent and achievements give promise of an international career.
The Hattori Foundation Rush Hour Recitals are now in their 10th season. In each year alumni and current award winners are presented in a series of intimate recitals at our home, the 1901 Arts Club. Tickets include a pre-concert drink, the recital (approx 1 hour), and an opportunity to join and meet the musicians in the bar after the performance for light refreshments.