Born in 1978 in Palo Alto, California, he began his musical studies when he had six years only, making his debut at the age of eleven. He graduated from the Berkley University of California in mathematics and music and deepened his study of the piano first at the Conservatory of San Francisco and, later, at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, where he deserved a Premier Prix. He made his debuts in Boston, Washington, Dublin, Bristol, Glasgow and Cardiff; his upcoming engagements will take him to New York, London, Dublin, Toronto and Rom. Ivan Ilić has chosen to perform mainly as a soloist, standing out in the interpretation of French authors such as Claude Debussy (the CD dedicated to his Préludes was praised by Gramophone magazine and Classique News and was also recognized as one of the five best Cds of the year by the American magazine Fanfare). His repertoire also extends to other authors, such as Bach, Handel, Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms and Ravel. We highlight an interesting article, about the Etudes of Chopin transcribed for left hand alone by L. Godowsky and interpreted by the same Ivan Ilic, appeared in the Daily Telegraph and available at his link.
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Etude for the left hand alone No.5 'Tristesse'
Etude for the left hand alone No.40 'Papillon'
Etude for the left hand alone No.13
Etude for the left hand alone No.22 'Révolutionnaire'
Thursday, 15th March 2012 - At 9:10 p.m.
Two Intermezzi Op.116
Thursday, 22th March 2012 - At 2:00 p.m.
Prelude 'La danse de Puck'
Prelude 'La fille aux cheveux de lin'
Prelude 'La sérénade interrompue'
Prelude 'Ce qu'a vu le Vent d'Ouest'
Monday, 26th March 2012 - At 11:00 p.m.
Suite in F Major HWV427
Tuesday, 27 March 2012 - At 11:10 a.m.