Award-Winning Park ICM Soloists in Concert With the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra to Present Spring Horizons

Saturday, April 27, 2018,
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

A magnificent evening of classical music with the Kansas CityChamber Orchestra featuring some of Park ICM’s most acclaimed students is coming to the Kauffman Center on Saturday April 27 th. Including Mansur Kadirov, cello, Igor Khukhua, Violin, and Kenny Broberg, Silver Medalist of the 2017 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, on piano, Kansas Citians will have the opportunity to hear some of the most iconic classical concertos ever written. “Audiences will travel the road from the playfulness and vivacity of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, to the heart melting solo cello lines of the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations, and finally to the mountain-top experience of the Beethoven “Emperor” Concerto, truly one of the great achievements in western music,” said Bruce Sorrell, music director of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra.

“These concertos are the required repertoire of world class musicians to showcase their technical abilities and musical artistry,” said Dr. Roger Kugler, Park ICM director, referring to the Spring Horizon’s repertoire. “To hear these emerging artists perform side-by- side with some of Kansas City’s most talented musicians in Helzberg Hall is an amazing opportunity. Even those who don’t consider themselves classical music lovers will be moved by these pieces. It will be a very transforming experience for everyone involved – musicians and audience.”

Beethoven: Overture “The Creatures of Prometheus
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, op. 33 – Mansur Kadirov, cello soloist
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64 – Igor Khukhua, violin soloist
Beethoven: Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, op. 73, “Emperor” – Kenny Broberg, piano soloist



Individual tickets for Spring Horizons range from $20 to $40; senior and student discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at, through the Central Ticket Office by calling (816) 235-6222, or at the Kauffman Center Box Office and website.

About the Artists:

A native of Minneapolis, 24-year- old pianist, Kenny Broberg, won the silver medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for performances that showed “an imaginative shaping of themes, revelation of inner voices, and an unfailing sense of momentum” (Texas Classical Review). His 2017–2018 debut season as Cliburn medalist includes a recital tour in Hawaii, a return to his alma mater, the University of Houston, for its annual Texas Music Festival, and orchestra and recital engagements in Denver, New Orleans, West Palm Beach, and other cities across the United States. In Europe, Mr. Broberg appears with the Rye Arts Festival and Hastings Philharmonic in the United Kingdom, and in recital in Italy. His debut solo album was released by Decca Gold in August 2017, as part of his Competition prizes.


Mansur Kadirov was born in 1989 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan into a musical family. He began cello studies at the age of eight under Novikova Margarita Konstanstinovna at the Reingold M. Glier Music School and by the age of ten, he was regularly featured on radio and television in Tashkent and was invited to perform at government functions. In 2003, Kadirov won his first cello competition, at a competition for young performers in Tashkent. In 2010, Kadirov was accepted into Park International Center for Music on full scholarship. He has since performed at both the Folly Theater and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. In 2012, he performed in Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. In 2013, he was featured on Kansas City Public Radio, performing Paganini’s Moses Variations. In the same year, he won the Sigma Alpha Iota scholarship auditions in Kansas City. Kadirov was also invited by David Ramael to perform in recitals throughout New York City, where he performed in Queens College and Southampton. In 2014, he joined renowned violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi in performing the Schubert String Trio in Bb Major. Later that year, Mansur Kadirov was the grand prizewinner of the Naftzger Young Artist Auditions.


Igor Khukhua was born in Novosibirsk (Russia), studied at the Moscow State Conservatory and was an artist with the Moscovia Orchestra. In 2016 he successfully won the competition that would place him with a full-time position with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra but declined the offer, opting instead to come to the US to study with Park ICM Professor Ben Sayevich. Since arriving in the US, Igor has won second prize at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in New York and won first prize at the Naftzger Artists Competition. He amazed audiences with his US debut on the Muriel Kauffman Theatre Stage in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts shortly after his arrival in 2016.



The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, now in its 31st season, is the region’s only professional resident chamber orchestra. Founded by Bruce Sorrell, the orchestra features talented professional musicians who live and work in the metropolitan area including members of the Kansas City Symphony, music faculties of the University of Kansas and the Conservatory at University of Missouri – Kansas City, or freelance professionals. For more information, visit .


Individual tickets for Spring Horizons range from $20 to $40; senior and student discounts are available. Purchase tickets online at, through the Central Ticket Office by calling (816) 235-6222, or at the Kauffman Center Box Office and website.

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