With a personality to match his larger-than-life talent, pianist Gleb Ivanov captivates audiences since winning First Prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and an award from the Jack Romann Special Artists Fund of YCA. Young Concert Artists presented his New York debut at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center, as well as his New York concerto debut playing with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, conducted by Scott Yoo (YCA Alumnus), all to critical acclaim.
Mr. Ivanov’s upcoming concerto performances include the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and the Dearborn (MI), Johnstown (PA), Longwood (MI) and Eastern Connecticut symphonies. Adored in Paris for his return engagements over three seasons, he appears in his 4th concert at the Louvre this season.. Mr. Ivanov will appear in recital and residencies at the Falany Performing Arts Center at Reinhardt College (GA) and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, and the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center at the University of Alabama.
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 (VT), the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, "Pianofest" in East Hampton, and Fishers Island Concerts (NY). He has appeared with orchestras including the Missouri, South Bend (IN), Westmoreland (PA), Southwest Florida, Peoria (IL), and Bowling Green Western (KY) symphonies, and with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.
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. 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.