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).