Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,

'...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

European Premiere
May 4th, 2018 - 7:30pm
Black Echo, for Piano (2006) - Angelika Papanikolaou
This performance is a part of "Conversations Between Women" concert.
May 31st, 2018
Electrostatic Whale (2016)
Festival runs between May 31-June 2 and my piece is currently being scheduled for performance within these dates.
June 2nd, 2018
Three Chants and Three Interludes (2005) - Applause New Music Concert Series
Farr Best Theatre (Mansfield, Texas)

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April 6th, 2018

Nadia Shpachenko CD Release "Quotations and Homages"

Multiple Grammy-nominated pianist Nadia Shpachenko recorded my pieces "6 Fugitive Memories" for her CD "Quotations and Homages," which will be released on April 6, 2018 with Reference Recordings (FR-726).
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.

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'...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)


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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