Ivan Gusev was born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. He graduated from Gnessin college(class of Michail Trushechkin) Moscow State Conservatory with a Bachelor’s,Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts 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. His first musical steps hi did unfer the tutelage of Larisa Yakovenko, a represantive of the Neuhaus piano school
Ivan was influenced and highly appreciated by many outstanding musicians: pianists Richard Goode, Elena Sorokina, Philippe Entremont, Margarita Fyodorova composers Roman Ledenev and Yuri Boutsko, musicologist Allan Evans and many others
"He is a profound, genuine musician who makes each note live and transports you to another existence" (Allan Evans, Arbiter of Cultural Traditions)
"Ivan is an artist with much to offer" (New York Concert Review)
Pianist Ivan Gusev from Kazakhstan/Russia has performed extensively in Russia, Europe and the US. His solo recitals have been received to great acclaim in Moscow conservatory, Carnegie hall, Hunter college , Mannes school of music(NYC), Saint Botolph Club, Museum of Russian Icons(Boston), Rutgers University(Camden, NJ), and many other venues. He is a passionate music teacher and an author of educational concert-lectures for adults and children which were greeted with great success in NYC and Boston. Ivan holds Master`s and DMA degrees from Moscow Conservatory, Master`s degree from Mannes School of music at The New School (NYC). Ivan is also known for his chamber music programs with Julia Glenn(violin), Maria Ferrante (soprano) and many others.
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).
Ivan holds the Steinway award for outstanding Mannes graduates
and was granted a fellowship(2021-2024) at the prestigious Saint Botolph Club in Boston.
In May 2022 Ivan was chosen as an artist in resident at Avaloch farm musical institution