Gleb Kanasevich


Described as an ”elegant” and ”natural” performer by the Maryland press, Belarus-born clarinetist Gleb Kanasevich has proven himself as a multi-faceted artist. He has won numerous competitions and awards such as the Baltimore Symphony Young Artists’ Competition, the soundSCAPE Performance Prize (presented with a commission of a new work to be premiered at the 2013 festival), the Yale Gordon Concerto Competition, The Frederick Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition (twice) and more. He has also appeared in numerous major recital series of the Baltimore/Washington area such as The Washington Performing Arts Society, Shriver Hall Discovery Series, Music in the Great Hall, Evolution Contemporary Music Series, Levine Spotlight Series and is scheduled for more appearances in the seasons to come.

As a concerto soloist Mr. Kanasevich has appeared with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Chamber Orchestra, the Peabody Camerata, Lunar Ensemble, Baltimore Concerto Orchestra, and the Frederick Youth Orchestra.

As a fellow and student artist Mr. Kanasevich has made solo and chamber appearances on stages of Norfolk Chamber Music Festival (as member of Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble), Atlantic Music Festival, soundSCAPE Festival for Contemporary Music, Moritzburg Festival Academy, and Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes New School.

He is an active chamber musician and has been actively involved in various successful groups: Kanasevich/Pakhomkin Duo, the award-winning Nubar Trio and Lunar Ensemble. In addition to being a champion of a wide variety of contemporary repertoire, Mr. Kanasevich is a dedicated composer and recently has received commissions for large-scale chamber works. At this point he has premiered well over thirty works of living composers and has a major US Premiere of Peter Klatzow’s Clarinet Sonata coming up in 2012. He is currently involved in the Delphi Chamber Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra (substitute) and instructs clarinet at the Yale College.

His playing can be heard on the 2011 NEOS label release “Music of Marcela Pavia and Max E. Keller,” where he performs Amancay for clarinet and guitar with Matthew Gould, Professor of Guitar at Arizona State University. In March 2012, he has released his debut solo album with five premiere recordings of music by award-winning composers Viet Cuong, Alican Camci, Rodrigo Bussad, as well as his original works.

Mr. Kanasevich has studied under some of the greatest pedagogues of the former Soviet Union and the United States. Past teachers include Anthony McGill, Sidney Forrest, Ivan Mozgovenko and Gennadiy Zabara. He currently studies under David Shifrin at the Yale School of Music.


  • United States

Performing Titles

  • Clarinetist with Lunar Ensemble; Nubar Trio; Kanasevich/Pakhomkin Duo; Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble; Composer; Clarinet Soloist


  • Clarinet


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