Pianist IVAN GUSEV was born in Karaganda, Kazakhstan in 1988. In 1992 he moved with his family to Russia. He started to play the piano at age 6 at the School of Arts in Korolev (Moscow region). During his first years in school he won the Korolev Competition twice, the Competition of the Moscow Region, and won an award at the Russian National Competition. At the age of 9 he was invited to continue his studies at the Chopin Music School of the Moscow College of Instrumental Performance (class of Elena Kaminskaya). In 2008 Ivan Gusev began his studies at the Moscow State Conservatory (classes of professors Michail Voskresensky and Eliso Virsaladze). In 2013 he graduated from Moscow Conservatory with highest honors.
Ivan Gusev is a prize-winner of the Mauro Monopoli Prize International Piano Competition (Barletta, Italy, 2013), the Benditsky Russian Piano Competition (Russia, 2014), the Dorothy MacKenzie Artist Recognition Scholarship Award (International Keyboard Institute and Festival, New York, 2015), and the Third International Neuhaus Piano Competition
Mr. Gusev has played recitals in the Moscow Conservatory, on the Yamaha Artist Series in Moscow, and in the Moscow Prokofiev and Scriabin Museums. He has also appeared at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, in concerts with the Mannes Sounds Festival, and in recital at Mannes.
He has performed in master classes for Philippe Entremont, Jerome Rose, Richard Goode,
Yves Henry, and Pascal Nemirovsky.
Mr. Gusev now studies with Professor Jerome Rose and is a graduate student at Mannes School of Music.