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Pianist Ivanov to perform at UGA Arts Center

POSTED: November 3, 2011 12:25 a.m.

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present award-winning pianist Gleb Ivanov in concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 8 in Ramsey Concert Hall.

Ivanov won first prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. Prior to that, he took 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.

The young pianist has already performed in Carnegie Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, in addition to playing with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at Lincoln Center.

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.

A native of Moscow, Ivanov was born into a family of musicians and began to accompany his father's vocal recitals at age 8. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and went on to earn his master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music.

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

His Athens recital will include works by Haydn, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Lizst. Tickets are $25 and are free for UGA students with valid UGA ID card.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400 or toll free at 888-289-8497.



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