Pianist Gleb Ivanov captivates audiences with a personality to match his larger-than-life talent. His “blend of power and finesse” (The Birmingham News) “polish, grandeur, and intelligence” (The Berkshire Review) distinguishes him among today’s leading pianists.
Mr. Ivanov’s upcoming concerto performances include the Knoxville, Dearborn and Springfield symphonies as well as the Symphony at Western Kentucky University. Adored in Paris, he returns for the 5th time at the Louvre performing duos and trios with violinist Mikhail Simonyan and cellist Jens Peter Maintz. Mr. Ivanov will appear in recital at Pittsburgh’s Rodef Shalom Congregation and in a return engagement at the Evergreen Museum & Library.
In recognition of his impressive achievements, he was honored with the 2010 Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, to perform at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. Among Mr. Ivanov’s frequent re-engagements are concerts in Paris, Princeton University, The Paramount Theater, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, “Pianofest” in East Hampton, and at Island Concerts. He has appeared with orchestras including the Missouri, Johnstown, West Michigan, Eastern Connecticut, South Bend, Westmoreland, Southwest Florida, Peoria, and Napa Valley symphonies, and with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Colorado Springs Philharmonic.
A protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich, Mr. Ivanov appeared as soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. While a student in Russia he performed with the Moscow State Orchestra, in the Great Hall at Moscow Conservatory, with the Kremlin Orchestra, and at the Pushkin, Glinka, and Scriabin Museums in Moscow.
Mr. Ivanov was First Prize Winner in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Through YCA, he received an award from the Jack Romann Special Artists Fund of YCA and was presented in his New York debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and in his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center, both to critical acclaim. Among his other Prizes, Mr. Ivanov won First Prizes at the 1994 and 1996 International “Classical Legacy” Competitions in Moscow, and the prize for Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata at the First International Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev in 1995.
Mr. Ivanov comes from a family of musicians, and began to accompany his father’s vocal recitals at the age of eight. He has also played the clarinet and the accordion, and holds a diploma in clarinet from Lyardov High School. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 2005, where his teachers included the renowned Lev Naumov. Moving to the United States after winning the YCA Auditions, Mr. Ivanov earned his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, working with Nina Svetlanova. Mr. Ivanov is a recipient of a Musical Studies Grant from the Bagby Foundation.
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