Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov is “eerily like the ghost of Horowitz…His talent is larger than life,” wrote The Washington Times. In the past few years, this incredible young pianist has made debuts in major venues in New York, Washington, and Paris, as well as Boston, to rave reviews praising his virtuosity and musicality. The 24-year-old Ivanov comes to America from the Moscow Conservatory. His performing career began as a young child, accompanying his father’s vocal recitals from the age of eight. As a teenager, he won competitions in Moscow and Kiev, and was later awarded scholarships from the Rostropovich and Russian Performing Arts Foundations. Since 2004, the famous conductor Mstislav Rostropovich has served as a mentor to the young pianist, taking him on tour and conducting his performances of piano concertos. In 2005, he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, launching his career in America with a national tour of performances and educational residencies, including at the Gardner Museum in 2006. Ivanov comes from a musical family; in addition to his father’s vocal career, his siblings play piano, cello and harp.