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 – included among the Kansas City Star’s 10 Biggest Classical Events of 2019 – 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
Read Also: Pianist Behzod Abduraimov will feed your inner romantic in upcoming KC show by Patrick Neas – KC Star, JANUARY 12, 2019
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
The Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and the International Center for Music at Park University Present Bridges of the Heart Feb. 13
Escape with gorgeous tunes and heartwarming concertos performed by inspiring young talent from the International Center for Music (ICM) at Park University, and the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra during Bridges of the Heart February 13 at the Folly Theater. The evening will feature award-winning soloists Dilshod Narzillaev (cello), Laurel Gagnon (violin), Igor Khukhua (violin), and Vladislav Kosminov (piano).