Ivan Karizna is one of the most unusual and expressive musicians of the young generation, who is equally known for his poetic interpretations as well as for his impressive, powerful presence on stage. presence on stage. His playing has been praised by living legends of the music world, including Andras Schiff, who called Ivan “one of the finest cellists of his generation”, and Gidon Kremer, who once stated that stated: Ivan has something special to say through music.
Ivan comes from two different schools of playing. Until the age of 17, he was educated in the traditional Russian school until the age of 17, but after his admission to the Paris Conservatoire he continued his studies with Jerome Pernoo. Jerome Pernoo and later with Frans Helmerson at the Kronberg Academy in Germany.
Germany. During these years he was a prize-winner at such prestigious international competitions as the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and the Guilermina Suggia in Porto.
In recent seasons Ivan Karizna has appeared as soloist with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, the hr- Orchestra in Frankfurt, the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Chamber Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the National Symphony Orchestra of
Ukraine and others. He has worked with conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Stéphane Denève and Juraj Valčuha.