violist || violinist
Violist Ivan Ugorich is an avid orchestral and chamber musician. Ivan performed with professional orchestras including the Sarasota Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony, and the Orlando Philharmonic. Additionally, he won the position of principal violist with Symphony Orchestra Augusta, where he served from 2014-2016. Relocating to Tucson, he now works with The University of Arizona and takes every professional opportunity to perform in small and large orchestral ensembles including the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and The Arizona Opera.
As an active chamber musician, Ivan has won The McCauley Chamber Music Competition with his quartet in 2012, and has competed in the International Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition as the 2016 finalist with the Cerulean Trio. He has also performed with his two groups on the radio with WUOL 90.5 and WFSQ 91.5 respectively. As a founder of the Cerulean Trio, with clarinetist Jackie Glazier and pianist Galen Dean Peiskee Jr, Ivan travels and performs at venues throughout the country. In May 2017, he appeared with his trio in New York’s Carnegie Hall as part of the program titled “Home and Abroad.” Additionally, he toured with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and performed with the Innsbrook Summer Chamber Music and Indiana University Summer Music Festivals. Ivan also has experience as a soloist winning three solo competitions. Performance opportunities have taken him to Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Denmark, Italy, and China. Engagements have included performances with artists such as Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Lang-Lang, Anne-Sophie Mütter, Midori, Rachel Barton Pine, Guy Braunstein, Gil Shaham, Boston Pops, Pink Martini, and Time for Three.
Ivan has earned his B.M. degree in viola performance and M.A. degree in administration from Indiana University and Florida State University, respectively. His teachers have included Alan de Veritch and Stephen Wyrczynski.
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