This CD, praised as "masterly" by Gramophone,
received Mezzo Television's Critics Choice Award in France.
It was recently broadcast on:
BBC Radio 3, Radio France, Radio 4 Netherlands, Catalunya Radio Spain, Rádia Classic FM Prague, Radio Classique Montréal, Saarländischer Rundfunk 2 KulturRadio Germany, Radio New Zealand, Classic FM South Africa, Classically Melbourne Australia, BBC Radio Ulster, Klassika Raadio Estonia, RTÉ Lyric FM Ireland, Rete Toscana Classica Italy, WGBH Boston USA, Minnesota Public Radio USA, and WBJC Baltimore USA.
"A pianist of real personality, his name is one to remember."
Le Monde de la Musique
"Spirited and yet very carefully distilled playing."
International Record Review
"Fidelity to what the score says is impeccable."
Classical Music Magazine
"Highly gifted...the rich humanity of these priceless miniatures is joyfully relished."
Recently praised by the New Yorker as an "adventurous pianist" who "likes his music on the brainy side,” Ivan Ilić is rapidly gaining a strong international reputation.
A disciple of the legendary François-René Duchâble, Ivan has earned support from the American Foundation in Paris, the Karić Foundation in Belgrade, the University of Illinois, and the Nadia Boulanger Foundation in Paris. He recently completed a one-year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts.
Ivan started music studies at age 6 and gave his recital debut at 11. He went on to take degrees in music and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley before leaving for Paris with a fellowship from the University.
Shortly afterwards Ivan was admitted to the esteemed Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, where he took a Premier Prix in piano performance, followed by a Diplôme à l’Unanimité from the École Normale de Musique in Paris. At age 20 he launched a solo recital career that has taken him throughout Europe.
Ivan's playing is often broadcast on television and radio in America, the United Kingdom, France, Ireland and Serbia. The City of Paris sponsored his first recording.
Projects for 2008 included new works written for Ivan by Keeril Makan and Dmitri Tymoczko, a new recording of Debussy's Préludes, and multiple tours of France, Ireland, and Britain.
Over 60 solo engagements for 2007 included recital debuts in Boston, Washington, Dublin, Bristol, Glasgow, and Cardiff, in addition to festivals throughout Europe. In June 2008 Ivan gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut; his Wigmore Hall début will take place in July 2009.
For more information please visit www.IvanCDG.com