The Indomitable Bow. September 5-8, 2018
almost 100 years ago...
the legend of Rostropovich was born. This is the incredible life story of a man who stood up for truth in a society of lies, was persecuted and exiled, and subsequently became an international triumph for powerfully illustrating the capacity of art to drive social change, transcend divisive rhetoric, and dismantle barriers between people. Now in 2018, the legacy of Rostropovich resonates more strongly than ever.
the Detroit Sessions presents distinguished filmmaker and violinist Bruno Monsaingeon as he returns from Paris, together with cellist Aleksey Shadrin, pianist Ivan Moshchuk, and music theorist Ildar Khannanov, for an event series surrounding the Detroit premiere of Monsaingeon's new film about master cellist, conductor, and human rights advocate Mstislav Rostropovich at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Schedule of events
7pm | Wednesday, September 5th
VIP Sponsor Preview and Celebration
Intimate performance and reception with the guest artists, hosted by Ethan and Gretchen Davidson. For more information, please contact us regarding sponsorship opportunities.
5pm | Thursday, September 6th
Educational Outreach Workshop
The artists give a special presentation for students at the Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program.
7pm | Friday, September 7th
A performance of Beethoven's chamber music set to experience design by Bluewater Technologies in Rivera Court of the Detroit Institute of Arts, featuring Bruno Monsaingeon, violin, Aleksey Shadrin, cello, and Ivan Moshchuk, piano. Free and open to the public with museum admission.
11am | Saturday, September 8th
Detroit Sessions Founder's Brunch
Detroit Foundation Hotel's Two-Michelin star chef Thomas Lents joins forces with Detroit Sessions founder and pianist Ivan Moshchuk for brunch, music, and conversation featuring special guests Bruno Monsaingeon, Aleksey Shadrin, and Ildar Khannanov. Tickets.
7pm | Saturday, September 8th
Free Film - Rostropovich: The Indomitable Bow
Film screening in the Detroit Film Theatre of the Detroit Institute of Arts. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer discussion with director Bruno Monsaingeon.
bruno monsaingeon, violin // france
Bruno Monsaingeon is a Paris-based concert violinist who, while still active in the field of performance has, in the last thirty years, devoted a large part of this time to the making of musical films. He has documented a vast majority of the major musicians of the past century, including Nadia Boulanger, Yehudi Menuhin, Glenn Gould, Sviatoslav Richter, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, David Oïstrakh, Julia Varady, amongst many others.
aleksey shadrin, cello // ukraine
The cellist Aleksey Shadrin was born in 1993 into a Ukrainian family of musicians in Kharkov. He is a laureate of the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition in the Czech Republic, an alumni of the Verbier Festival Academy, and currently in residence at the Kronberg Academy in Germany where he is continuing studies under Franz Helmerson. Aleksey Shadrin plays a modern instrument by violin maker Haiko Seifert von Plauen.
ivan moshchuk, piano // USA
Detroit Sessions founder and Russian-American pianist Ivan Moshchuk is a recipient of the 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award, Moshchuk, an alumni of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and currently in residence at the Alta Formazione of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. This past season, his concert performances included appearances in Tokyo, London, France, Ukraine, and Italy.
dr. ildar khannanov // usa
Dr. Ildar Khannanov, professor of the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, is an internationally acclaimed author, composer, and music theorist. In 1993, Khannanov completed his studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with his candidate dissertation “Non-verbal specificity of music,” under the supervision of Yuri Kholopov and Valentina Kholopova. He studied philosophy with Jacques Derrida at University of California, Irvine from 1997-2001. A founding member of the Russian Society for Theory of Music, Khannanov also serves on the Organizing Committee of the European Music Analysis Conference.
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