Described by the New Yorker as an "adventurous pianist" who "likes his music on the brainy side," Ivan Ilić is building a strong international reputation. A student of François-René Duchâble, Ivan has earned support from the American Foundation in Paris, the Karić Foundation in Belgrade, the University of Illinois, the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and the Nadia Boulanger Foundation in Paris.
Ivan started music studies at age 6. He earned degrees in music and mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley before moving to Paris on 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. The City of Paris sponsored his first recording.
Career highlights include recitals at Carnegie Hall (New York), Wigmore Hall (London), the National Concert Hall (Dublin), Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), and the American Academy in Rome. Other recent engagements include recital débuts in Boston, Washington, Bristol, Glasgow, and Cardiff.