A highly decorated musician, Pianist Kyoshiro Hirama, originally from Osaka, Japan, Kyoshiro earned Fifth Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition, in Sendai, Japan in 2019. Having completed his bachelor’s degree in 2020 at Park, he will return this fall to begin his Master’s Candidacy, continuing his studies with Stanislav Ioudenitch.
Born in Novorossiysk, Russia in 1997, Pianist Simon Karakulidi earned the 2019 Gold Medal of The Wideman International Piano Competition in Shreveport, Louisiana. In 2019 alone, Simon won an amazing FOUR medals (three gold medals and one bronze medal) in international piano competitions. Simon has just completed his bachelor’s degree at Park University.
In 2019-2020, Park University’s International Center for Music had five students win top prizes in some of the most prestigious international music competitions in the world.This is a success ratio not enjoyed by any other music conservatory in the country. It is also the most award winners that Park University has celebrated in a single academic year since its inception [...]
Season Includes Tchaikovsky Gold Medalist Violinist Elmar Oliveira, the Dazzling Boston Trio, plus Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch in Solo Recital KANSAS CITY, MO (April 20, 2020) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020-2021 Season would once again kick off in September at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with Stanislav & [...]
The Park University International Center for Music is delighted to welcome Lisa Merrill Hickok as its incoming Executive Director. Hickok joins Park University following her work as founder and President of Merrill, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to serving the nonprofit community. Hickok will move into her new role on July 13th, 2020, with the conclusion of her consulting [...]