Arts Society & Culture

Performing Arts Center to present pianist Gleb Ivanov

Ivanov
Gleb Ivanov

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Performing Arts Center will present award-winning pianist Gleb Ivanov on Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall.

Ivanov’s recital will include works by Haydn, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Lizst.

A native of Moscow, Ivanov was born into a family of musicians and began to accompany his father’s vocal recitals at the age of eight. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and went on to earn his master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

Ivanov is a protégé of the late Mstislav Rostropovich and appeared as a soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. He also performed with the Moscow State Orchestra in the Great Hall at Moscow Conservatory and at the Pushkin, Glinka and Scriabin museums in Moscow.

In addition to playing with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, Ivanov has performed in Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Among his frequent re-engagements are concerts at the Louvre Museum in Paris, Princeton University, the Paramount Theater in Vermont and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Prior to winning first prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Ivanov won the top 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. He was also honored as recipient of the 2010 Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists.

Tickets are $25 and free for UGA students with a valid UGA ID. For tickets, see www.uga.edu/pac or call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706/542-4400 or 888/289-8497.

The performance underwriter is Lars Ljungdahl in memory of Despy Karlas.