Diplomatosi nel 1952 al College of Music dell'Università del North Texas,, conseguì poi una borsa di studio per studiare all'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia a Roma. Vinse il secondo premio al Concorso pianistico internazionale Ferruccio Busoni nel 1956 e nel 1957  ed il primo premio, nel 1958, al Concorso pianistico dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. Nell'aprile del 1960, Davis vinse il Concorso pianistico Franz Liszt di New York City. Ha studiato con Silvio Scionti, Carlo Zecchi e Vladimir Horowitz.
Discografia[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
- "Davis Plays Czerny, Schumann, Liszt", Audiofon, CD 72004
- "The Wind Demon and other 19th century piano music", New World, 80257-2
- "Piano Music of Grieg - Ivan Davis", Audiofon, CD 72022
- "Liszt - Piano Concertos - Ivan Davis", London Weekend Classics, 421-629-2
- "Souvenir de Porto Rico, Op. 31 (Gottschalk)|Souvenir de Porto Rico - Piano Music of Gottschalk - Ivan Davis", London Weekend Classics, 436-108-2
- "Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue - Cleveland Orchestra - Maazel", London Jubilee, 417-716-2
- "Digital George - Gershwin Classics", Musical Heritage Society, 513380w
- "Chopin - Favourite Piano Works - Ivan Davis", Castile Communications, CCD-106
- "Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Davis", Castile Communications, CCD-103
- "Liszt's Greatest Hits - Hungarian Fantasy with Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, CBS-MLK-39450
- Great Galloping Gottschalk: America's First Superstar, London Records/Decca (1975) CS 6943
- "Music of George Antheil", Music Masters Classics (BMG), 67094-2 Performer - Ivan Davis at CD Universe.
Riferimenti[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
- The Art of the Piano. Its performers, literature, and recordings, Third edition, by David Dubal, Pompton Plains, NJ: Amadeus Press, 2004
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Sixth edition, revised by Nicolas Slonimsky (1894–1995), London: Collier Macmillan Publishers
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Seventh edition, revised by Nicolas Slonimsky (1894–1995), New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Schirmer Books, 1984
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Eighth edition, revised by Nicolas Slonimsky (1894–1995), New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1992
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Ninth edition, edited by Laura Kuhn, New York: Schirmer Books, 2001
- Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Classical Musicians, by Nicolas Slonimsky (1894–1995), New York: Schirmer Books, 1997
- International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory, Ninth edition, edited by Adrian Gaster (1919–1989). Cambridge, England: International Who's Who in Music, 1980
- International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory. 12th edition, 1990-1991, Cambridge, England: International Who's Who in Music, 1990. Taylor and Francis International Publication Services, Bristol, Pennsylvania.
- The New Grove Dictionary of American Music, Four volumes, edited by Hugh Wiley Hitchcock (1923–2007) and Stanley Sadie (1930–2005) London: Macmillan Press, 1986
- The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 20 volumes, edited by Stanley Sadie (1930–2005), London: Macmillan Publishers, 1980
- The Penguin Dictionary of Musical Performers. A biographical guide to significant interpreters of classical music - singers, solo instrumentalists, conductors, orchestras and string quartets - ranging from the seventeenth century to the present day, by Arthur David Jacobs (1922–1996) London: Viking, 1990
- Ivan Davis: Pianist and teacher (DMA Dissertation), by Jeffrey Scott Hodgson, University of Miami, 2001
Note[modifica | modifica wikitesto]
- ^ NTSU Graduate Will Play at Alma Mater, The Dallas Morning News, February 15, 1971
- ^ Dallasite Winner of Piano Prize, The Dallas Morning News, September 7, 1956
- ^ Ivan Davis Wins Prize; Texan, 28, Gets Top Award in Liszt Sesquicentennial Event, The New York Times, April 26, 1960
- ^ Plaskin, Glenn (1983) Biography of Vladimir Horowitz p.305 "He had won the first prize in the Busoni and Cecilia competitions and in 1960 he won the Franz Liszt Competition, and received a surprise phone call from Horowitz the day after the announcement." "...with 60 concerts planned for his first cross-country tour and a CBS record contract, Davis intrigued Horowitz."
- ^ Plaskin, Glen (1983) Biography of Vladimir Horowitz p.10 "...interviews with all six of Horowitz's students: Gary Graffman, Byron Janis, Ivan Davis..."