Ivan is a student of the second course of the National Academy of Culture and Arts. He is the winner of many national and international contests, the contest of young improvisers after Temkin D. (Kremenchug), the contest of young jazz performers (Donetsk). Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ron Carter greatly influenced Ivan. He especially likes Old school. His favorite styles are bebop, fusion, Latin! "Live with music, music is life!" - Ivan says.