Rosa Chang, Carlos Arcos perform with Ivan Gusev in NYC

Ivan Gusev: Rachmaninov, Paganini-Liszt Rachmaninov’s Études Tableaux in A minor (“The Sea and the Seagulls”) is one of the composer’s crowning achievements. Gusev’s performance was mesmerizing. I looked for a comparable performance on the Internet and found just one, by Vladimir Ashkenazy. The work opens in a dream-like state. The right hand crosses the left to punctuate Rachmaninov’s reflective arpeggios with a slow bass motif.. This morphs into waves of excruciating collapse at...
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Ken Turner Classical Piano Review

Ivan Gusev in Review

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After the brilliant Mendelssohn came the relatively quiet lull of Rachmaninoff’s Étude -Tableau in A minor, [..]Op. 39, No. 2. This is a piece which, though emotionally powerful with its slow trance-like minor triplets, is extremely hard to sustain for many artists. What impressed one about Ivan Gusev’s performance was that it had the perfect spaciousness for its long introspective opening – and yet without ever dropping the thread of continuity that holds the listener. He demonstrated excell...
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New York Concert Review

TV program CONTACT - RTN

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TV interview on RTN/WMNB – Russian Television Network of America is seen via all cable companies in the US and Canada, as well as via satellite. Its audiences exceed 400.000 viewers.


From Different Angles

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Иван Гусев, как и Мацуев, питомец Московской консерватории, где учился у Михаила Воскресенского и Элисо Вирсаладзе. Но у него есть и американское образование: Маннес-колледж, класс профессора и бессменного главы летнего международного института и фестиваля фортепианного искусства Джерома Роуза. Несмотря на молодость, у него уже немалый концертный опыт и сонм лауреатских званий. Главное же – он музыкант серьезный, вдумчивый и во всех отношениях достаточно оснащенный, чтобы справиться с любым р...
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V Novom Svete (In the New World)

Pianist Ivan Gusev will take the stage at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall for his solo recital

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Born in Kazakhstan, Ivan spent his early childhood there before his parents relocated to a small town near Moscow, Russia to continue his musical training. A graduate of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (with highest honors, Profs. Eliso Virsaladze, Mikhail Voskresensky) and Mannes School of Music in New York (Prof. Jerome Rose), Ivan very naturally combines different performing traditions in his performances. As musicologist Prof. Allan Evan once described Ivan, “he is a profound, genuine...
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Musical America Worldwise

Kazakh-born pianist Ivan Gusev takes US stages

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ASTANA – Kazakhstan has given birth to many talents, one of whom is Ivan Gusev, the Karaganda-born pianist currently residing in the United States and performing concert programmes on its world-famous stages. Born in 1988, his family moved to Korolev in the Moscow region in Russia when he was four years old. His passion for music has its roots in his childhood. “This is a very peculiar story, as I was not born into a family of musicians. When I was three or four years old, I had a toy-lik...
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The Astana Times

Ivan Gusev on RUSA radio Saturday program

Saturday program "Talk about me" February 17, 2018 at 10 am

RUSA radio

A Kazakhstan Native Won a Prestigious International Competition in New York

ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Ivan Gusev, a 28 year old Kazakhstan born pianist, won the prestigious George Gershwin International Musical Competition in New York, reports International News Agency “KAZINFORM”. Laureates of that international piano competition were announced on November 5 in New York. Pianists from 16 countries of the world participated in the competition, including Ivan Gusev. The international jury consisted of famous musicians representing the USA, Belgium, Israel, Russia, Canada...
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Kazakhstan International News Agency

Moscow Conservatory Graduate Won an International Competition in New York

Moscow Conservatory Graduate Won an International Competition in New York 28 year old pianist Ivan Gusev won the George Gershwin International Musical Competition in New York. Laureates of that international piano competition were announced on November 5 in New York. The pianists had to pass three rounds of the competition and to win over the international jury with their technical skill and artistry. Pianists from 16 countries competed in the competition. Ivan Gusev’s competition ...
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Classical Music News (November 2017)

The Anthony Quinn Foundation Gala with Lin-Manuel Miranda

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August 2017

The Anthony Quinn Foundation/Vogue

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