Pianist and Doctor in Training
Ivan began playing piano at the age of 6, and in 2011 gained a DipABRSM in piano performance. His past solo performances include Mozart’s piano concerto in A major K.488 with the Imperial College School of Medicine Orchestra, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Burford Orchestra. He has performed solo recitals, chamber music concerts, weddings, and worked as an accompanist for various opera productions, music degree recitals, and ABRSM graded examinations.
Ivan trains in intensive care and respiratory medicine as part of the Thames Valley school. He is especially interested in respiratory failure, ventilation, and medical education, having set up various simulation-based teaching sessions for clinicians including students, doctors, and nurses. As an amateur musician he is particularly interested in early music, having performed at Stowe School on his 1999 Andrew Wooderson Mietke harpsichord. During his work at Milton Keynes University Hospital, he helped the hospital charity procure a piano which became part of an installation raising awareness for organ donation.
Ivan’s link to Andrew Gray stretches back to the early 2000s, both developing their roots in music at Milton Keynes Music Service. Despite diverging career paths, they continued to work together in solo, chamber, and orchestral performances, their most recent collaboration being Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Burford Orchestra.
On 12th November, 2022, Ivan performed Schumann's Piano Concerto with this orchestra.