Vera Ivanova teaches at Chapman University (Associate Professor of Music, Music Theory and Composition Department). She graduated from Moscow Conservatory (BM and MM), Guildhall School in London (MM), and Eastman School (Ph.D.) with degrees in music composition. Her compositions have been performed worldwide and received many national and international awards.
The Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano) returns to Chapman University to present a program of contemporary music, from Edison Denisov's musical tribute to Shostakovich ("D-S-C-H") to works by Tristan Murail, Sean Heim, Alexander Radvilovich, Helmut Lachenmann, Vera Ivanova, Morton Feldman and David Lefkowitz.
Just gave a presentation at the Composition in Asia Festival and Symposium at University of South Florida, titled
Discovering Non-Western and Western Instrumental Combinations in my Composition for Violin and Bass Koto “Surface Tension”. It was great to present to such an interesting crowd of colleagues, students, and to see so many familiar from my Eastman days faces!
I was selected to be one of the two Composition Fellows to be in residence at the Atlantic Music Festival in Maine. I will give a seminar to AMF composition students and receive performances of the two of my works!