Vera Ivanova (b. 1977, Moscow, Russia) graduated from the Moscow Conservatory (Honours Diploma), Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (M.M. with distinction), and the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D. in Composition). Her works have been performed in Russia, Europe and the United States. Her teaching positions include Assistant Professor of Theory and Composition at the Setnor School of Music of Syracuse University, Assistant Professor of Music in the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University (current).

Ivanova is a recipient of the Sproull Fellowship at Eastman, the Gwyn Ellis Bequest Scholarship at Guildhall School, Moscow Culture Committee grant, Honourable mention at the 28th Bourges Electro-Acoustic Competition, 3rd Prize at the 8th International Mozart Competition, 1st Prize in Category “A” at International Contest of Acousmatic Compositions Métamorphoses 2004 (Belgium), ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award, André Chevillion-Yvonne Bonnaud Composition Prize at the 8th International Piano Competition at Orleans (France) and Special Award from Yvar Mikhashoff Trust for New Music.

Her music is available in print from Universal Edition, SCI Journal of Music Scores (vol. 45); on albums from Ablaze Records (Millennial Masters series, Vol. 2), Quartz Music, Ltd, Musiques & Recherches (Métamorphoses 2004), Centaur Records (CRC 3056), and Navona Records (NOVA).



Release Date: September 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5927
21st Century
String Quartet
The chamber ensemble format has historically been able to intimately interpret works with a variety of emotional nuance, and retains flexibility to perform music with myriad influences. ALLUSIONS, an album of evocative chamber works, showcases the expressive and interpretive abilities of contemporary composition and features works by five composers.


Release Date: June 1, 2013
Catalog Number: NV5917
21st Century
Solo Instrumental
Navona Records is proud to present NOVA, the 27th edition of the acclaimed Society of Composers, Inc. CD Series and the third SCI release on Navona. This entry in the series features chamber works by eight SCI composers.