Belarus-born clarinetist and composer Gleb Kanasevich has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, soundSCAPE Ensemble, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, the Peabody Camerata, and many more. As a fellow and visiting artist, Mr. Kanasevich has made solo, chamber, and/or composition feature appearances on stages of Spoleto Festival USA, SCI National Conference, PARMAfest, Audeamus International Music Festival, Bellagio Chamber Music Festival, MusicArte Panama, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (as a member of Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble), soundSCAPE Festival for Contemporary Music, and has been a visiting artist at various institutions like Oxford University, Frost School at University of Miami, Brandeis University, Princeton University, Peabody Conservatory, and more. At the age of 24, he has made his first appearance as a faculty member at the 2013 soundSCAPE Festival for new music in Maccagno, Italy, presenting two full-length unaccompanied recitals and showcasing his original works.
In addition to being a champion of a wide variety of contemporary repertoire, Mr. Kanasevich is a critically acclaimed acclaimed composer and recently has received numerous commissions for large-scale solo and chamber works. He has won the composition prize from Fundacion Musica AntiquaNova in Argentina and has been commissioned to produce a new work for cello and double bass, premiered in 2013 in Rio Negro. He has performed his composition "Variative. Derivative. Exploitative..." for clarinet and tape over a dozen times. His oversized symphony orchestra piece "Moment d'extase" has been critically acclaimed and the collaborative program has been commissioned by a successful hefty Kickstarter campaign. His compositions have drawn press attention and have been described as "poignant," "chilling," "must-hear," and even "radical... breaking new ground."
Mr. Kanasevich currently plays with and composes for Lunar Ensemble, a Baltimore-based group dedicated to interpreting contemporary chamber music and assisting young student composers in the trial-and-error process of producing new masterworks, the eclectic Ensemble Cantata Profana, a group based out of New Haven/New York City, and Trio Accendo, with whom he will appear at the inaugural Audeamus International Chamber Music Festival in Zagreb, Croatia. in November, 2015.
Currently in pursuit of a PhD degree in Composition and Theory at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, Mr. Kanasevich holds a Masters Degree (2013) in Clarinet from the Yale School of Music (studied with professor David Shifrin), where he also taught clarinet at the college level at Yale University. Mr. Kanasevich also holds a Bachelor of Music (2011) degree in Clarinet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied under New York Philarmonic's Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill.
His playing can be heard on the 2011 NEOS label release "Music of Marcela Pavia and Max E. Keller," March 2012 release debut solo album, "Refractions," with five premiere recordings of music by award-winning composers Viet Cuong, Alican Camci, Rodrigo Bussad, as well as his original works, and the newly released "Refractions Vol.2," which includes collaborations with acclaimed composers Ken Ueno and Nathan Davis, as well as his award-winning colleagues from Yale School of Music, Princeton University and Northwestern University. Future releases on Navona and Albany Records will include works by Richard Barrett, Peter Maxwell-Davies, Harrison Birtwistle, Igor Stravinsky, and Michael Nyman. At this point, he has premiered over a 200 works of living composers.