Since he moved to Montreal in October 2007, Ivan has won
the Montreal Guitar Grand Prix twice (2008 and 2009) and he
played in many venues and festivals, among others at the
Montreal Jazz Festival’s Montreal Guitar Show.
Ivan has studied with Dave Leibman, Adam Rogers, Jonathan
Kreisberg, Ari Hoanig and Ben Monder.Recently he has
received a grant from Conseil des arts et des lettres du
Quebec to study with Dave Liebman workshop.
He has played with renowned Montreal jazz musicians. Ivan is
member of the Denis Chang Manouche. With this group, he
participated in the Pacific Contact Showcase and has played
in many festivals and cultural centers throughout Quebec and
In Mexico and Spain, ha played in many festivals, culture
centers, universities, hotels, restaurants and bars