Ivan Karizna was born in Minsk in 1992 into a musical family. At the age of 17 he moved to the Paris Conservatoire under Jérôme Pernoo, followed by studies at the Kronberg Academy with Frans Helmerson. Two years later, Ivan won 3rd Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition (2011) and later 1st Prize at both the International Società Umanitaria Competition in Milan and the Luis Sigall Competition in Chile. He has performed as a soloist in Europe, the USA, Japan, Israel, China, Russia and Argentina, with orchestras including the Mariinsky, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Strasbourg Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris, under such conductors as Gergiev, Jurowski and Spivakov. He has collaborated with renowned artists including Sir András Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Christian Tetzlaff, Elena Bashkirova, Ivry Gitlis and Fazil Say. In 2020, Karizna recorded a Beethoven CD with the Greek pianist Vassilis Varvaresos for the French label Mirare.