Vladislav Ivanov was born in Leningrad to a musical family. He studied at the St Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (percussion instrument class of Professor A.V. Ivanov). While still a student at the conservatoire, he began to work with the Symphony Orchestra of the St Petersburg Academic Cappella and the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra.
Vladislav Ivanov frequently performs in chamber ensembles. Over the years he has appeared in concerts and recordings with the ensembles Vivat, Percussion!, the Saint-Petersburg Percussion Group, Russian Brass and the Mariinsky Theatre Brass Quintet. Since 2005 he has performed with the percussion ensemble of the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 this ensemble won 1st
prize at the Sergei Rachmaninoff Ensembles’ Competition in St Petersburg.
In addition to performing, Vladislav Ivanov produces arrangements of symphony and chamber music for brass quintets and “full brass” orchestras. He has produced transcriptions of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, The Dance of the Jesters from Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte. The Mariinsky Theatre Brass Ensemble regularly performs Ivanov’s transcription of Shostakovich’s Festive Overture. Vladislav Ivanov has also written arrangements of various works for percussion instruments, both independently and partnered by vocals, the piano and brass instruments.