Gleb Kanasevich is a clarinet soloist, composer, experimental music collaborator, chamber musician, and contemporary music specialist. He has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Belarus National Philharmonic, soundSCAPE Ensemble, Atlantic Music Festival Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and more. As a resident artist, Kanasevich has been featured on the stages of Spoleto Festival USA, soundSCAPE Festival for Contemporary Music (guest artist faculty in 2013/14/15), 50th SCI National Conference, Audeamus International Music Festival in Zagreb, MusicArte Panama, and has been invited as a visiting artist at various educational institutions, like Rice University, University of Alaska, University of Oxford, Brandeis University, Northern Arizona University, Montclair State University, and more.
Since 2013, Kanasevich has been a core member of Ensemble Cantata Profana – a group based in New York City and the recipient of the 2016 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music. The ensemble has since garnered significant critical acclaim from publications like the New York Times, New Yorker, Boston Globe, and has established a strong foundation with its sister project – Heartbeat Opera. He has also joined groups like Nunc Players, Callithumpian Consort, soundSCAPE Faculty Ensemble, Lunar Ensemble, and the Lydian String Quartet for new music residencies, conferences, and festival concerts.
In 2017, Kanasevich has been performing with Ulysses Ensemble, a new music group comprised of outstanding emerging young professionals and organized by Ulysses Network in Europe. Together, the ensemble has performed feature concerts under Heinz Holliger, Jean-Philippe Wurtz, and others at ManiFeste 2017 in Paris, Aldeburgh Festival, and the Royaumont Foundation. At this point, he has premiered over 300 works of living composers and has worked closely with a tremendously diverse list of figures across a wide a variety of musical genres and in multimedia performance settings.
Currently in pursuit of a PhD degree in Composition and Theory at Brandeis University in Boston, MA, Kanasevich holds a Masters Degree (2013) in clarinet from the Yale School of Music (studied with David Shifrin), and a Bachelor of Music Degree (2011) in clarinet from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where he studied under New York Philharmonic's principal clarinetist Anthony McGill. His works have been interpreted by Ensemble Intercontemporain, International Contemporary Ensemble, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, Lydian String Quartet, Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, Ensemble Cantata Profana, and many more. He currently works primarily with feedback, noise, and live electronics, and will take his work for solo clarinet and electronics “Subtraction” to a number of contemporary music festivals in 2018. He also works as a curator/video maker for the online new music database and audio/video/score resource ScoreFollower/Incipitsify.