Works performed by Earplay:

Three Studies in Uneven Meters

The compositions of Vera Ivanova have been described as "humanistic and deeply felt works..." (John Bilotta, Society of Composers, Inc.). While in her early Fantasy-Toccata (2003) for violin and piano "the humor takes on a harder, sardonic edge recalling the composer’s roots in the work of Shostakovich and Schnittke" (Ted Ayala, Crescenta Valley Weekly), in her later Three Studies in Uneven Meters for piano (2011) "the greatest power of her brief, angular, crystalline music lies in its power to provoke the gods of symmetry" (Laurence Vittes, Lark Gallery Online Blog).

Ms. Ivanova graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D. in Composition). She is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Chapman University.

Ms. Ivanova is a recipient of the Sproull Fellowship (Eastman), the Gwyn Ellis Bequest Scholarship (Guildhall), 3rd Prize at the 8th International Mozart Competition, 1st Prize (Category A) at International Contest of Acousmatic Compositions Métamorphoses 2004 (Belgium), ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, André Chevillion-Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize (8th International Piano Competition at Orleans, France), Special Award from Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music, Staunton Music Festival commission, and Boston Contempo Music Festival award. She is a winner of the 2013 Athena Festival Chamber Competition and 2013 Earplay Donald Aird Composition Competition. Her works have been performed worldwide. Her music is available in print from Universal Edition, SCI Journal of Music Scores (vol. 45); on CD from Ablaze Records (Millennial Masters series, Vol. 2), Quartz Music, Ltd, Musiques & Recherches (Métamorphoses 2004), Centaur Records (CRC 3056), and on her website.

[from program for March 19, 2018 concert]