October 14, 2011

Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

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Gleb Ivanov, an award-winning Russian pianist from a family of musicians, will perform a program of works by Haydn, Schubert and Rachmaninoff at 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 2011, in UAB’s Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South.

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The performance is part of the Patty McDonald Young Concert Artist series, which brings exciting rising classical performers to Birmingham. Tickets are $32; $20 student tickets. Call 205-975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org.

The talented Ivanov won first prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and an award from the YCA Jack Romann Special Artists Fund. Young Concert Artists presented his New York debut in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall and his Washington, D.C., debut in the Kennedy Center. In 2010 he received the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists.

A protégé of the late Mstislav Rostropovich, Ivanov performed as a soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic and with the Moscow State Orchestra; in the Great Hall at Moscow Conservatory; in Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 13” in the Kremlin; and at the Pushkin, Glinka and Scriabin museums in Moscow. He is frequently engaged to perform in the Louvre Museum in Paris and will appear in recital at Alice Tully Hall this season. He appears in recitals with the La Jolla Music Society of California as part of its year-long Chopin Bicentennial Celebration.

Born in Moscow, Ivanov began to accompany his father’s vocal recitals at 8 years old. He also plays clarinet and accordion.  He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, studying with V.V. Sedova, N.G. Sooslova, and L.N. Naumov. Ivanov earned his master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, working with Nina Svetlanova. He is a recipient of a musical studies grant from the Bagby Foundation.

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