“It was not so long ago that when the Russian piano style was mentioned, what came to mind was a huge, steely, aggressive sound with a dynamic range that ran from fortissimo to quadruple fortissimo. Things are different now. Power remains a hallmark of Russian pianism, but young players … have made gracefulness, precision and subtlety parts of the equation too. Gleb Ivanov, a Moscow-trained pianist who won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2005, demonstrated that combination of qualities in his recital at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday evening. His program was split between Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev, almost as if to show that his immunity to the old approach could withstand the greatest temptations. …” —Allan Kozinn, New York Times
Gleb Ivanov, Piano
Strauss, Grünfeld, Liszt, Schubert, Respighi, Chopin, Grieg, Rachmaninoff
“Eerily like the ghost of Horowitz, Mr. Ivanov engulfed the keyboard, rattling the rafters and thrilling the audience.” —The Washington Times
Gleb Ivanov remains utterly true to the legendary traditions of the Russian school of piano playing, while deriving both inspiration and virtuosic example from the world’s greatest technical masters of the keyboard: legendary artists like Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Gilels and others.