The Performing Arts Center presents award-winning pianist Gleb Ivanov on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall. Tickets are $18 ($9 for UGA students with a valid ID). Discount tickets are available for groups.
The 23-year-old Russian won first prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. His Athens program will feature works by Haydn and Liszt in addition to Beethoven’s popular “Moonlight Sonata.”
Born in Moscow, Ivanov comes from a family of musicians and he began to accompany his father’s vocal recitals at the age of 8. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and attended New York’s Manhattan School of Music where he received the Harold and Helene Schonberg Pianist Scholarship.
Ivanov won first prize 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 was awarded scholarships from the Rostropovich Foundation and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation.
This season, Ivanov makes his New York concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Last year he performed at a benefit for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
During the 2005-2006 season, he made his Washington, D.C., debut at the Kennedy Center to rave reviews. The Washington Times wrote that Ivanov played “eerily like the ghost of Horowitz. His talent is larger than life.”
The UGA Performing Arts Center is sponsoring an educational residency with Ivanov in conjunction with his performance. Ivanov will present educational programs for students in Clarke, Oconee and Stephens counties, as well as a master class for UGA piano students.