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Nestled in the river bluffs overlooking Kansas City, MO, a musical enclave is quietly producing some of the best classical musicians in the world. Based on the Classic European Apprenticeship Model, the Park International Center for Music is transforming talented protégés in piano, violin, viola and cello into world-class performers.

Our internationally renowned instructors prepare students not only for the rarefied air of top international competition, but also in the life skills needed to thrive in their chosen profession.

No other American music program provides this intensive European protégé/master training.

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Park ICM Student to Compete in Prestigious Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition

Roger Kugler, Director of the Park International Center for Music, confirmed today that Park ICM violin master’s candidate Laurel Gagnon was among the competitors announced Wednesday by the jurors of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition. The 82-year-old competition is held every four years in Brussels and begins on April 29th, 2019. “Laurel’s invitation to participate in this year’s Queen Elisabeth competition is a testament to her exceptional talent, work ethic and extraordinary dedication to her art,” said Dr. Kugler. “She is one of only nine competitors from the United States.”

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Park ICM Guest Masters in Concert- Dang Thai Son

Park ICM 1900 Series Featuring Dang Thai Son, Piano
Saturday, March 23, 2019
7:30 p.m.
1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kansas 66205

Called “a genuine musician,” by Isaac Stern, Dang Thai Son is one of the great outstanding musicians of our time. Since winning the Chopin Competition, his international career has taken him to more than 40 countries and into such renowned concert halls as Lincoln Center (New York), Barbican Center (London), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Herculessaal (Munich), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Opera House (Sydney), and Suntory Hall (Tokyo). On his program is Schubert Sonata in C Major D.840 as well as piano works by Chopin. View Program Information Here

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Park ICM Guest Masters in Concert

Park ICM 1900 Series Featuring Irina Muresanu, Violin and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Piano
Thursday, March 28, 2019
7:30 p.m.
1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kansas 66205

Romanian violinist Irina Muresanu has won the hearts of audiences and critics alike with her “irresistible,” (Boston Globe) exciting, elegant and heartfelt performances of classic, romantic and modern repertoire. The Los Angeles Times has written that her “musical luster, melting lyricism and colorful conception made Irina Muresanu’s performance especially admirable”. Her performances have been frequently cited as among the “Best of Classical Music Performances” by The Boston Globe, most recently for a 2016 recital titled “Rorem, Ravel, and Rags.”

Irina will be joined in concert by Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Director of Collaborative Piano, Park International Center for Music. View Program Information Here

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