Vera Ivanova teaches at Chapman University (Assistant 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.
'...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.'
'...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...'
'...our five finalists are probably the best young composers working anywhere in the world today!'