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February 29, 2008
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Young Piano Sensation Gleb Ivanov Makes
Baltimore Debut

Friday, April 11, at Evergreen Museum & Library

The Johns Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library presents the young Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov on Friday, April 11, at 8 p.m. in the Evergreen Carriage House (4545 N. Charles St., Baltimore). The performance marks the conclusion of the museum's 2007–2008 Music at Evergreen concert series.

This 25-year-old sensation—2005 winner of the Young Concert Artist Auditions called by Symphony Magazine one of "Six on the Rise: Young Artists to Watch"—has already made milestone debuts in major venues in New York, Washington, Boston and Paris to rave reviews praising his virtuosity and musicality. Of his Kennedy Center performance, The Washington Times noted that Ivanov sounded "eerily like the ghost of Horowitz. ...His talent is larger than life."

At Evergreen, Ivanov will perform Haydn's Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 48; four songs by Schubert in Liszt transcriptions: Standchen, Gretchen am Spinnrade, Aufenthalt, and Die Forell; Chopin's Nocturne in B major, Op. 9, No. 3 and Scherzo No. 3 Op. 39 in C sharp minor; and Mussorgsky/Horowitz's By the Water and Pictures at an Exhibition. The concert is followed by a meet-the-artist reception.

The performance will be held in the Carriage House at Evergreen Museum & Library, 4545 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. Tickets are $20 for the public, $15 for members and $10 students with valid ID. Advance tickets are available at www.missiontix.com or by calling 410-516-0341. Cash or check only at the door. Group tickets are available by phone only at 410-516-0341. Complete concert information is available online at www.museums.jhu.edu.

Born in Moscow, and now living in Manhattan, Ivanov played only about three or four solo concerts before coming to the United States in 2005 after escaping the Russian military draft. Mentored by the late Mstislav Rostropovich, he performed with the famous maestro as soloist with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic. He has performed with the Moscow State Orchestra at the Great Hall at Moscow Conservatory and at the Kremlin. He also has performed at the Pushkin, Glinka, and Scriabin Museums in Moscow.

Ivanov won First 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 received scholarships from the Rostropovich Foundation, the Russian Performing Arts Foundation and the Bagby Foundation.

Since coming to the United States, Ivanov has been taught by Nina Svetlanova at the Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Schonberg Piano Scholarship. He studied under her formally for one year and now they work together as friends.