Yury Erivanov is a composer, pianist, arranger, and music teacher. He took his first music lessons from his father, a musician and a composer as well, when he was four years old. At 16, Erivanov graduated with honors from the Music School for Youth in Novocheboksarsk, Russia, the class of Russian Folk Instruments, and was accepted to the Institute of Music in Cheboksary, Russia. He joined the class of composition, Piano and Musical Pedagogy. That is where Erivanov studied composition professionally under the direction of the distinguished composer Alexandr Vasilyev. Erivanov created his Piano Sonata and composed choral and instrumental music.
In 1995 Erivanov entered the Class of Music Theory and Piano at the Kazan Conservatory of Music. In 2005 he graduated from Oklahoma City University (OCU) with a Master’s Degree in Music. While at OCU Erivanov created his ballet Through the Looking Glass, which was first performed by the OCU Orchestra. He is a member of the International Association of Composers and Union of Composers, Russia.
Upon graduation from OCU Erivanov worked at the Houston Ballet, cooperated with the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Theater of Opera and Ballet in Cheboksary, Russia, and the Dance Department of Purchase University, New York. He currently accompanies classes for the University of Oklahoma Dance Department as well as the Yvonne Chouteau School.