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Ballade 1884 (George Willig & Co, Baltimore.)
Melodie für die linke Hand op. 21 1883 (Geaorge Willig & Co, Baltimore.)
Igor Ivanek (Iwanek) Polish-Jewish pianist and composer
Born in Łodz, Poland 1981
His composition teachers include Samuel
Adler, Robert Beaser, Alain Gaussin, Jan Swafford, Andy Vores and Dalit
Warshaw. He has been studying piano under Marina Magazinnik. In 2007 he was
admitted to PI KAPPA LAMBDA - National Music Honors Society. In addition to
composing he is an active proponent of music for piano, left hand alone.
After that her emigrated to USA and after seven years completed his BM in
Composition in 2008 at The Boston Conservatory. In the fall of 2008
Iwanek received the Special Prize at the Second International
I.J. Paderewski Composition Competition in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
He is the winner of the Kaji Aso composition competition and the recipient of the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award. This year he was also awarded the Williamson Foundation of Music Award. He is the finalist of 2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Competition. Last year Iwanek received the Emerging Artist of New England Award from The Saint Botolph Club Foundation. In 2007 he was the winner of The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble Composition Competition. He is the recipient of Fontainebleau Ecole d'Arts Americaines and Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst grants.
Igor Iwanek is a versatile composer as well as a seasoned educator whose teaching career took him to such renowned places as MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). His music won a number of awards at international competitions in the USA, Japan and Europe. Currently he teaches undergraduate and graduate harmony courses at Jackson State University and piano at Mississippi College Taylor School. He received his Doctorate in Music Composition from Boston University. He is a composer in residence with the Boston Chamber Orchestra.
The Greek philosopher, Plato, claimed that
seeking order and harmony, we reach out towards beautiful things so that
they can help restore the sense of order in our lives. One of the most
fascinating things about being a composer is that one constantly learns from
these fabulous pieces of musical artworks that were left by generations of
amazing musicians. More so - there is no end to such learning,
Recently Igor completed artist residency
Avaloch Farm Music Institute with one of
Boston's leading chamber music ensembles - the
Ellipsis Trio. His current projects include
a piano trio for the Ellipsis Trio as well as an arrangement of Bach's solo
violin works for the Boston
Chamber Orchestra. Igor’s works were played, commissioned or
workshopped by such groups as
Arditti String Quartet,
Amber Flute Quartet,
Alea III, Boston University Symphony
Orchestra, Boston Chamber Orchestra,
Xanthos Ensemble. Some notable soloists who
worked on and commissioned Igor's music include saxophonist Ken
Radnofsky, cellists David Cruz and Masanori
Brandys and pianist
Maja Tremiszewska among others.