Ivanova, Vera (b. 1977, Moscow). Russian composer of orchestral, chamber, vocal, piano, and electroacoustic works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.
Ms. Ivanova studied composition, music theory and piano at the Central Music School in Moscow from 1984-95 and composition with Roman Ledenyov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow from 1995-2000, where she graduated with honors. She had post-graduate studies in composition with Alessandro Timossi at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2000-01 and there earned her MMus with distinction, on the Gwyn Ellis Bequest Scholarship. She also had post-graduate studies in composition with Aleksandr Tchaikovsky at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory from 2001-03. She has studied composition with David Liptak at the Eastman School of Music since 2003, on the Sproull Fellowship. In addition, she attended the Aspen Music Festival in 2004, on the Susan and Ford Schumann Award.
Among her many honors is Second Prize in the Pushkin bicentennial competition (1998, for Chamber Concerto for Two Pianos), an honorable mention in the Concours International de Musique Électroacoustique de Bourges (2001, for Featherweight) and Third Prize in the Mozart competition in Salzburg (2001, for UN~NOW). In addition, she was a finalist in the Musica Nova competition in Prague (2002, for Panic.Melancholy) and earned an honorable mention in the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards (2003, for Song Not Sung), as well as the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award (2004, for Night Music) and the ASCAP Plus Award (2004). She also received the Hanson Orchestra Prize (2003, for Variations on Chords: Distances for Large Orchestra) and the Louis Lane Prize (2004, for Refrains and Ritornellos), both from the Eastman School of Music. Most recently, she received First Prize in Category A of the Metamorphoses competition in Ohain (2004, for Panic.Melancholy). Her music has been performed in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, the UK, and the USA.
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COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
STAGE: Little Red Riding Hood (2 act ballet, choreography, scenario by Vitaly Butrimovich), 1996
ORCHESTRAL: Concerto for Piano and Large Orchestra, 1999; Diptych for Large Orchestra, 2000; Night Music, small orchestra (14 players), 2001; Variations on Chords: Distances for Large Orchestra, 2003
CHAMBER MUSIC: Three Pieces for Ensemble, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 1999; Two Pieces, alto saxophone, piano, 2001; Song Not Sung, string quartet, 2001; Featherweight, alto saxophone, percussion, 2-track tape, 2001; Confession, violin, 2001; Fantasy-Toccata, violin, piano, 2003; Refrains and Ritornellos, oboe, E-flat clarinet (+ clarinet), bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, cello, 2004
VOCAL: Five Songs on Verses of Japanese Poets, soprano, piano, 1996; UN~NOW (text by Daniil Kharms), female voice, 2001; Each Tuesday (text by Daniil Kharms), soprano, piano, 2001; Lead me away (text by Daniil Kharms), soprano, piano, 2001; Khaldeyev, Naldeyev... (text by Daniil Kharms), tenor, 3 baritones, piano, 2001; Spring (text by Arthur Rimbaud [compiled, translated by Richard Lea]), baritone, piano, 2001; Chant (vocalise), soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, violin, piano, 2001; Colloquial (text by William Butler Yeats), soprano, tenor, piccolo, flute, clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, French horn, trumpet, 2 trombones, tuba, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion, 2002
PIANO: Variations on Reflections, 1998; Chamber Concerto for Two Pianos, 1998-99; Escape, amplified piano, reverberation, 2001
ELECTROACOUSTIC: Abyss, 2-track tape, 1996; Soma, 2-track tape, 2001; Panic.Melancholy, 2-track tape, 2002
(Last updated on June 17, 2004)