About the School
Svetozar Ivanov

Professor of Piano and Chamber Music
Phone: (813) 974-2311
Email: svetozar@usf.edu

Pianist Svetozar Ivanov has made numerous appearances as recitalist and orchestra soloist in Europe and North America. All Music Guide and Fanfare Magazine praised his recent solo CD’s; the CD “Naked Tango” was called “superbly original, quite moving, personal and musically absorbing” while his CD “Vers la flamme” was celebrated for performances which were “played with aplomb, panache and complete conviction” and interpretation “filled with sensual longing, anguished yearning, anxious dread and provocative energy”.  Regarding his CD “Echo” one reviewer wrote: “Ivanov’s most distinctive gift as a pianist is his ability to draw us inward, which imparts the feeling that we’re approaching a mystery”. Svetozar Ivanov’s most recent album “Dream Images” was described by Fanfare Magazine as “superb and fascinating ” and hailed for “performances of purified beauty that can leave you breathless.”

Recent performance venues include Carnegie, Merkin, and Steinway Halls in New York City, Salle Gaveau and Association Philomuses in Paris, The Bethaniënklooster in Amsterdam, Goldsmith and Royal College in London, Pianotune Festival in Belgium, PianoEchos and Autunno Musicale Festivals in Italy, Razumovsky Salon in Vienna, Volt Zsinagoga in Gyor, DDR Radio in Berlin, Seiler Piano Festival in Crete, Walled City Festival in Northern Ireland, “Salon des Arts” and “Sofia Music Weeks” in Bulgaria, Festival “Peter the Great” in the Netherlands, RNCM in Manchester, Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, Irish Academy of Music, Chautauqua Festival in New York, Killington Festival in Vermont, Sequoia Concerts in San Francisco, as well as numerous concert series at universities throughout the US.

Svetozar Ivanov is piano professor at University of South Florida, serves as Artist Faculty at Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Vermont, Brancaleoni International Music Festival in Italy, and is the Artistic Director of the Steinway Piano Series at USF.