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Gleb Ivanov

  • Pianist


During the 2008-2009 season, GLEB IVANOV appeared as soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra (MI) and in recital at Clemson University (SC), the Cosmos Club (DC), The Paramount Theatre (VT), Des Moines Arts Center, and Friends of the Bay Shore/Brightwaters Library (NY). 

Mr. Ivanov won the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and was also awarded a grant from the Jack Romann Special Artists Fund of YCA.  He won critical praise for his debut recitals at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, presented by Young Concert Artists.  He made his New York concerto debut to critical acclaim in April 2007 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of YCA’s Gala Irene Diamond concert.

Mentored by the late Mstislav Rostropovich, Mr. Ivanov performed with the famous maestro, as soloist with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic.  He has performed Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 with the Moscow State Orchestra under the baton of Dmitri Orlov, Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 in the Great Hall at Moscow Conservatory with Anatoli Levin conducting, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 13 at the Kremlin conducted by Misha Rachlefsky.  He has also performed at the Pushkin, Glinka, and Scriabin Museums in Moscow.  Last season his schedule included performances for the Metropolitan Classical Ballet (TX), with the Cosmopolitan Chamber Players (NY),  as well as recitals at the International Classics of the Desert (CA), Arts Council of Moore County (NC), Fredericksburg Festival of the Arts (VA) and Music for Youth (CT), among others.

Mr. Ivanov won First Prizes at the 1994 and 1996 International “Classical Legacy” Competitions in Moscow, the Laureate Prize at the 1997 Moscow International Festival for Young Soloists, and the prize for Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata at the First International Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev in 1995.  In 2003, he received scholarships from the Rostropovich Foundation and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.  He is a recipient of a Musical Studies Grant from the Bagby Foundation.

Born in Moscow, Mr. Ivanov comes from a family of musicians, and he 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, studying with V.V. Sedova, N.G. Sooslova, and L.N. Naumov, and works with Nina Svetlanova under full scholarship at the Manhattan School of Music.