British pianist Ivana Gavric created a sensation
with her debut disc In the mists, winning BBC Music Magazine Newcomer
of the Year 2011 for ‘playing of an altogether extraordinary calibre’. Her
‘superlative’ (International Record Review) and ‘hypnotically
compelling’ (BBC Music Magazine) second disc From the street
again enchanted critics and audiences worldwide. Her third disc, also on Champs
Hill Records, featuring works by Grieg, will be out in October.
‘One to Watch’ and BBC Music Magazine’s ‘Rising Star’, Ivana has
performed on the major concert platforms in the UK including The Wigmore Hall,
Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall, as well as across Europe, in Canada,
Japan and Russia. Attracting considerable praise for her interpretations of
Janacek’s music in particular, Ivana performed his Concertino and LH-concerto Capriccio
with the RPS Award-winning Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicholas Collon.
Ivana has also curated festivals dedicated to Janacek’s solo and chamber
Broadening her international solo career, Ivana’s forthcoming
performances include a debut concert tour of the US, a return to The Wigmore
Hall, as well as concerto performances in the UK and Scandinavia. Her
‘beautiful sound, musical integrity’ (Gramophone) can also be heard in
regular live performances on BBC Radio 3 and 4.
Also a dedicated chamber
musician, Ivana performed with violinist Maxim Vengerov in 2007 as part of Live
Music Now, the outreach scheme established by the late Lord Menuhin.
has partnered colleagues on the concert platform in festivals in the UK and
Europe, taken part in the IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music Sessions and is
an alumna of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. Outside the concert hall
she is featured playing Chopin and Beethoven in BBC2’s adaptation of The
Line of Beauty, and Bach in Anthony Minghella’s film Breaking and
Born into a musical family in Sarajevo, Ivana was initially
taught by her mother. Following her move to the UK, she studied at the
Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior Department, University of Cambridge
and the Royal College of Music. Her teachers include Niel Immelman, Peter
Bithell and James Gibb. Additionally, Ivana has had the opportunity to study
with esteemed musicians such as Menahem Pressler, Ferenc Rados, Dmitry
Bashkirov, Boris Berman, Stephen Kovacevich and Leif Ove Andsnes.
indebted to the support of many trusts, including the Frankopan Fund (Sainsbury
Family Charitable Trusts), the MBF, The Solti Foundation, The Nicholas Boas
Trust, The Richard Carne Trust and the RVW Trust.