Gleb Ivanov, piano

    Called “a young super-virtuoso with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning” by The New York Times, pianist Gleb Ivanov is a fast-rising soloist now living in New York. Originally from Moscow he graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where his teachers included the renowned Lev Naumov and where he was a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich.
    In 1994 and 1996, Ivanov won First Prizes at International “Classical Legacy” Competitions and the prize for Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata at the First Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev, Russia. He has appeared as soloist with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic, 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.
    In 2005, Ivanov won First Prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and made his critically acclaimed debuts at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He was also honored with the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists and presented at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
    Ivanov performs frequently in concerts at Princeton University, The Paramount Theater in Vermont, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, “Pianofest” in East Hampton, and at Fisher Island Concerts. Adored in Paris, he has been re-engaged annually since 2008 to perform at the Louvre, including two all-Schubert recitals.
    This season, numerous concerto performances include the Knoxville, Dearborn, Las Cruces, Grand Rapids, and Springfield symphonies. Other orchestras with which he has appeared as soloist are 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.
    Ivanov earned his Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, working with Nina Svetlanova, and is a recipient of a Musical Studies Grant from the Bagby Foundation.