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 Alum & Artist-in-Residence, Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
After a recent performance at The Hollywood Bowl, The Los Angeles Times reported, “Uzbekistani pianist Behzod Abduraimov is fast becoming one of the finest musicians of his generation.” The 27-year-old Park ICM alum made his splash in the piano world in the usual way, by tackling the big Russian piano concerts under his master and mentor Stanislav Ioudenitch. Behzod will present his first solo performance in Kansas City in two years. His program will include Love and Death by Wagner, Liszt’s Isolde’s Liebestod, Liszt’s Sonata in B-minor, and Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. Program Information Here
Park ICM Masters Ben Sayevich, Violin and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Piano
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The dynamic husband and wife duo of violinist Ben Sayevich and pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich will be taking the stage at the 1900 Building to present Beethoven’s Sonata a Kreutzer, Op. 47. Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Sayevich has established himself as one of the most distinguished violinist and teacher of his generation. When you combine him with Uzbeki born Lisovskaya-Sayevich, winner of the Chopin International Piano Competition, you have classical music magic! Program Information Here
What does this fabulous 1966 building with it’s “tulip” columns, gorgeous outdoor courtyard and iconic circular stairway have in common with antique musical instruments?
Park University’s International Center for Music is proud to announce that our 2018-2019 season will kick off in September with a new performance home, the 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kansas. Park ICM has six different offerings at the 1900 Building this coming year for classical music lovers, all of which have incredible musicians coming to Kansas City from the world stage.
To learn more about the 2018-19 concert season and Park ICM’s new performance, home, read the Full Press Release Here