Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,
composer

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)

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.

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Upcoming Performances

World Premiere
May 14th, 2016
Time Is, for SSA choir and piano (2016) - Colburn Choirs, directed by Mikhail Shtangrud and accompanied by Pepron Pilibossian
This performance is a part of the Spring Choral Concert of Colburn Choirs, directed by Dr. Mikhail Shtangrud. Admission is free.
July 23rd, 2016 - 3:30pm
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
Art Share LA (Los Angeles, CA)
This concert is a part of "Sound and Fury" series.
August 7th, 2016 - 6:00pm
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
LACMA (Los Angeles, CA)
This concert is a part of Sundays Live series at LACMA, broadcasted live on KUSC fm 91.5 (kusc.org).

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News

February 2nd, 2016

New works composed at Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts

I was lucky to be selected for a residency at the http://www.khncenterforthearts.org/ in January 2016, where I composed two new pieces: "Time is" for SSA choir and piano for Colburn Concert Choir and "Skyward" for Qudi, Sheng, Guzeng and Erhu for Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra (both works are listed here in "Works" tab). I also edited my piece for bass violin and koto "Surface Tension" and created a new version for viola and bass koto.
August 4th, 2015

The UCROSS Foundation Residency

I was selected for the residency at the UCROSS Foundation, where I will be working on two compositions scheduled for premieres in November 2015 on Saint Petersburg's 26th Soundways Festival and the 37th Moscow Autumn Festival of Contemporary Music.

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Press

'...Solo violin also features in VERA IVANOVA's tremendous QUIET LIGHT: an abstract, searching evocation of light as it penetrates the dome of an ancient church.'

Ablaze Records, CD liner notes to Millennial Masters, Vol. 2

'...humanistic and deeply felt works... they manage to express aspects of the human experience through an artistic medium that is not often associated with such deeply felt emotions...'

John Bilotta (Society of Composers, Inc.)

'...our five finalists are probably the best young composers working anywhere in the world today!'

Dr. Paul Mealor (on the finalists for the 2005 Aberdeen Music Prize, including Ivanova)

Works

Aftertouch, for Piano (2005)
This title Aftertouch implies the composer’s intent to make the listener pay attention to the life and death of each sound with regard to the variety in attacks and decays.

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Aura, for clarinet solo (2011)
Greek in origin, the word "Aura" has multiple meanings, which stand for "air; atmosphere; sensation..." These meanings are interpreted in the piece through the use of extended techniques.

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