08 November 2011

In Memoriam: Vadim Nikolaevich IVANOV

Another huge loss in the world of classical music ... At the morning on 5th of November 2011 an outstanding sound engineer and producer Vadim Ivanov died after  a long illness...
He was one of the best professionals in the field of classical recordings in USSR, and later in Russia. His numerous recordings appeared on such labels as Naxos, Toccata Classics, Hyperion, Chandos, Chant du Monde, Harmonia Mundi, Fuga Libera, Relief, Melodiya, Russian Season, Albany Records, and other (here is the list of some of his recordings). He worked with almost all Russian leading musicians. 

The Boris Tchaikovsky Society collaborated with Vadim Ivanov since 2003. 
[Here is the list of CDs, recorded by The Boris Tchaikovsky Society with Vadim Ivanov as a sound producer:  CDA67413 (Boris Tchaikovsky: Six Etudes for Strings and Organ),  TROY749 (Boris Tchaikovsky: piano music), 8.557727 (Boris Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto, Clarinet Concerto, The Signs of the Zodiac), TOCC0046 (Boris Tchaikovsky: Song cycles), TOCC0082 (Anatoly Lyadov: piano pieces), TOCC0076 (Herman Galynin: piano pieces), 8.557804 (Sergey Taneyev: Violin Sonata, piano pieces).]

It was a real pleasure to work with Vadim Nikolayevich. The musicians, who started to work with Vadim Ivanov, became his admirers.  He was a person with absolutely positive energy, kind and warm, he always had gave a good impulses for everyone who worked with him or even just contacted with him.

During latest years he taught at Russian Academy of Music, and his pupils are leading sound engineers and producers in new generation. 

I believe the recording made by Vadim Ivanov always will be attractive and will be in demand; his experience will be alive in the hands and ears of his students, and his voice, his image, his kindness, his cordiality will always be alive in the minds and hearts of everyone who knew this outstanding man...