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

Californian Premiere
March 10th, 2018 - 8:00pm
In the Deep Heart's Core (for piano, fixed audio and optional projection) (2017) - Nadia Shpachenko
This piece was commissioned through the Global Premiere Commissioning Consortium by a consortium of pianists. To learn more about Global Premiere, visit: http://www.globalpremiere.org/
March 18th, 2018 - 7:30pm
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
Brandon University in Canada (Brandon, Manitoba, Canada)
This performance is the Canadian premiere of my "6 Fugitive Memories."
March 19th, 2018 - 7:30pm
Sagittarius, mixed quintet (2015) - earplay ensemble
Taube Atrium Theater (San Francisco)
March 20th, 2018 - 2:00pm
6 Fugitive Memories, for piano (2015) - Nadia Shpachenko
“Music ’N’ Mavens” series (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

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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).

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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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