It has long been my desire to record works by Chopin, and more especially the Mazurkas. Chopin wrote the Mazurkas throughout his life and I like to think of them as his short, poignant diary entries. These miniatures have a rich emotional palette; they are wonderfully inventive in melody, harmony, texture, character, and tempo, while at the same time sharing the same DNA: the dance rhythms of Chopin’s native Poland.
Ivana is delighted to release her debut disc In the Mists on Champs Hill Records in September 2010 which includes works by Schubert, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Janáček. The album has received critical acclaim in the press, including being selected as Instrumental Choice of the month in BBC Music Magazine and 'Oustanding' by International Record Review:
Instrumental Choice of the month
BBC Music Magazine
International Record ReviewThe GuardianThe Independent on SundayThe Daily TelegraphClassical Music Magazine
Ivana’s second album, From the street on Champs Hill Records is released in September 2011. On the disc, Ivana completes her survey of Janáček’s solo works and places them alongside works written at a similar time by composers that she holds dear: Ravel and Prokofiev.
Janacek: Sonata 1. X. 1905 From the streetOn an overgrown path
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Prokofiev: Sonata No 2BBC Music Magazine
International Record ReviewThe Daily TelegraphThe Guardian
Ivana's third album for Champs Hill Records is a very personal selection of repertoire including Grieg's Piano Sonata, the Ballade and a selection of his Lyric pieces and Slatter. There is also a unique epilogue - a new piece written for Ivana (the first of a set of four) by RPS Award-winning composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
'Captivating disc...Gavric possesses what I can only describe as a beautiful musical personality'
GramophoneRead full review here
'Gavric delivers an electrifying performance'
BBC Music MagazineRead full review here
'Ivana Gavrić here offers a much wider perspective in playing that is instinctively attuned to the moods and shades of the music.'
The TelegraphRead full review here