Ivanov began playing for audiences at age eight. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory. He holds a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he worked with Nina Svetlanova. While in Russia, Ivanov was a protégé of Mstislav Rostropovich and appeared as soloist under the famous maestro. Since then, he has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Moscow State, Kremlin, Indianapolis Chamber, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic and many more.
First Prizes at the 1994 and 1996 International “Classical Legacy” Competitions
Best Performance of a Beethoven Sonata at the First Vladimir Horowitz Competition in Kiev
First Prize in the 2005 Young Concert Artists International Auditions