Pianist Ivan Gusev from Kazakhstan/Russia has performed extensively in Russia, Europe and the US. In November 2018 he performed a solo recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall to a sold out audience.

Ivan is a winner of the 3rd Gershwin International Music Competition (New York, USA, 2017), a prize-winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition (Hartford, USA, 2018), the New York Piano Festival and Competition (New York, USA, 2017), the Mauro Monopoli Prize International Piano Competition (Barletta, Italy, 2013), the Benditsky Russian Piano Competition (Russia, 2014), the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Award (International Keyboard Institute and Festival, New York, 2015), and the Third International Neuhaus Piano Competition (Russia, 2015).

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Ivan Gusev was born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. He graduated from Moscow State Conservatory with a Bachelor’s and Master’s and asistantship degrees, all with highest honors (classes of Professors Michail Voskresensky and Eliso Virsaladze). Ivan completed his Master’s program at Mannes Schools of Music at the New School in New York with Prof. Jerome Rose.

In his early age Gusev studied with Larisa Yakovenko, a bright representative of the Neuhaus piano school, who gave him a strong foundation.

His teachers also were: Sergey Voronov, Dmitry Kaprin, Yakob Kaznelson, Michail Trushechkin.

Ivan was influenced and highly appreciated by many outstanding musicians: pianists Richard Goode and Elena Sorokina, composers Roman Ledenev and Yuri Boutsko, musicologist Allan Evans and many others