A Spring Delight
Friday, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel
Park ICM’s season was in full bloom on April 30th with the enchanting talents of the ICM’s faculty and students! Program included works by Schubert, Kodaly and Brahms.
Franz Schubert – Duo Sonata in A major D 574 for violin and piano
1. Allegro moderato
2. Scherzo. Presto
4. Allegro vivace
Zoltan Kodaly – Duo for violin and cello op.7
1. Allegro serioso, non troppo
3. Maestoso e largamente, ma non troppo lento. Presto
Johannes Brahms – Piano trio in C minor op. 101
1. Allegro energico
2. Presto non assai
3. Andante gracioso
4. Allegro molto
Described as possessing “dazzl[ing] virtuosity” (Toronto Concert Reviews) and “deep understanding and artistry” (CVNC) violinist Orin Laursen is an active soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with artists including Trevor Pinnock, Robert McDonald, Paula Robison, Richard Lester, Misha Amory, Steven Dann, Hsin-Yun Huang, the Borromeo String Quartet, and conductor Gábor Takács-Nagy.
Orin has appeared on stages worldwide, including Wigmore Hall in London, Jordan Hall and the Gardner Museum in Boston, Koerner Hall in Toronto, and the Kauffman Center in Kansas City, and has appeared as a soloist with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, and the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra.
A dedicated chamber musician, Orin has coached extensively under eminent collaborative artists Martin Lovett, Robert Mann, David Waterman, and Joel Krosnick, as well as members of the Juilliard, Belcea, Tokyo, Artis, and Brentano Quartets. He also continues to attend seminars at Prussia Cove in Cornwall, where he has mentored with violinist András Keller and with cellist Steven Isserlis.
A strong advocate of contemporary music, Orin has worked with such eminent composers as Harrison Birtwistle, Terry Riley, Unsuk Chin, Christian Wolff, Jan Radzynski, and John Zorn.
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Orin currently is pursuing his Artist Diploma at the Park International Center for Music where he studies with Ben Sayevich.
The Russian born violinist Igor Khukhua has been recognized internationally for performances of charismatic temperament, bright musical expression and sparkling technique. He has won international acclaim as an outstanding young soloist, recitalist and chamber musician having already achieved top prizes in numerous international violin competitions.
Igor was awarded the Excellence Prize by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. He is the 3rd Prize Winner of the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition in 2019, First Prize Winnerat the Naftzger Artists Competition in Wichita, KS in 2018, 2nd Prize Winner at the Hudson Valley Philharmonic String Competition in New York in 2017, participant of the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, Second Prize Winner at the 2nd Russian National Music Competition in Moscow, Russia in 2014, Grand Prix Winner at the 4th International Violin Competition in Astana, Kazakhstan in 2012.
Igor Khukhua was born in Siberia in 1992 and started play violin at the age of 4. Since 2011-2016 studied at the Moscow State Conservatory (BM, MM) under Professor Eduard Grach and has been an artist with the Moscovia Orchestra (Artistic Director – Eduard Grach). This one of the unique and distinguished young collective in Russia. Being a part of this ensemble he played the String Sextet Souvenir de Florence by P. Tchaikovsky, String Octet op. 20 by Mendelssohn and String Sextets by J. Brahms.
Also during study he had a work experience in Russian National Orchestra (Artistic Director – Michail Pletnev ) and Moscow Philarmonic Orchestra (Artistic Director – Yuri Simonov). In 2016 he successfully won competition and was employed in the Saint Petersburg Philarmonic Orchestra (Artistic Director – Yuri Temirkanov), but has refused the offer and has left for study to the USA
Since 2016 studies in the International Center of Music of Park University (Parkville, Missouri) under professor Ben Sayevich (Artist Diploma in Violin Performance). Starting from 2019 has been employed as the Adjunct Teacher at ICM at Park University. During his study in the US he had a work experience in Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to his formal studies, he has taken part in master classes with international artists such as Zakhar Bron, Ivry Gitlis, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Daniel Veis, Mauricio Fuks, Pavel Vernikov, Vadim Gluzman, Ilya Gringolts, Ani Schnarch and Irena Muresanu. He also was a part of prestigious The Keshet Eilon International String Mastercourse in Israel.
Igor Khukhua has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the the Great Hall of Moscow State Conservatory, Moscow International Music House, Tchaikovsky Moscow Concert Hall (Russia), Ríos Reyna Hall (Israel), Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts and the Folly Theater Hall in Kansas-city (US).
His repertoire includes violin concertos with orchestra by P. Tchaikovsky, J. Sibelius, J. Brahms, S. Prokofiev, A. Glazunov, N, Paganini, L. van Beethoven, F. Mendelssohn.
Igor Khukhus has presented numerous solo recitals and has played as a soloist with orchestras in Russia, Israel, Croatia, Poland, German, France, United Kingdom and United States.
Born in a family of musicians in 1992, Evangeliya Delizonas-Khukhua discovered piano at the early age of three. She gave her first concert with chamber orchestra when she was five. In 1998, she entered the Moscow Central Music School of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory as a student of Professor Tamara Koloss. She has been performing in the best venues in Moscow, including all the halls of Moscow Conservatory, Moscow International Performing Arts Center, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall at the Moscow Philharmonic, Armory Chamber of Kremlin, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow State University, and Beethoven Concert Hall in the Bolshoi Theatre.
Since 2010 Evangeliya has studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Professor Ludmila Roschina, where she has finished her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Piano Performance. In 2017 she got her two-year postgraduate doctoral-level degree which is equivalent to American Doctor in Arts. After that she got Full Tuition Scholarship at the International Center for Music at Park University, Missouri and in 2020 pursued Artist Diploma in Piano Performance under Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch.
Evangeliya is Semi-Finalist with Honorable Mention of the NTD International Piano Competition in New-York in 2019, participant of the Los-Angeles International Piano Competition in 2018, Rose Award Scholarship Winner of Kansas City Alumnae Chapter Sigma Alpha Iota Competition in 2018, Kansas City Musical Club Sholarship Winner in 2018, 3rd Prize Winner of the 22rd International Piano Ennio Porrino in Cagliari, Italy in 2013, 2nd Prize Winner of the International Piano Competition for Young Musicians in Enschede, Netherlands in 2006, the laureate of International Programme UNESCO “Young Virtuoso of XXI Century”.
As a collaborative pianist she was taking a part in international competitions such as II Russian National Competition in Moscow, XV Tchaikovsky Violin International Competition, Hudson Valley Competition, Frances Walton Competition, Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, Naumburg International Violin Competition, Young Artists National Competition in New York.
Evangeliya has been playing in prestigious venues for classical music performances such as Alfred Cortot Hall and Hall Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, Hall of the palace the UN in Geneva, Enschede’s Musical Center in Netherlands, Italian Conservatorio di Musica “Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina” in Cagliari, Latvian Academy of Music in Riga, Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society in Vilnius, Austrian Russian Culture Institute in Vienna, Athens Conservatoire in Greece, The Embassy of Russian Federation in Tokyo, The Embassy of Russian Federation in Washington, D.C., Baruch Performing Arts Center in New York, Zipper Hall of the Colburn School in Los-Angeles, Amarnick-Goldstein Concert Hall in Boca Raton (FL), Historical Raymond Theatre (WA).
Other career highlights include appearance live on the Kansas Public Radio and on Seattle’s Classical music radio station, Classical KING-FM 98.1. Evangeliya was a member of jury of the Musica Piano Competition in 2019.
She has been employed as collaborative pianist at the Moscow State Bolshoi Ballet Academy of Choreography and as accompanist at the Vocal Department of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Currently she is working as a Piano Teacher at the Kansas City School of Music.
She speaks Russian (native), and is fluent in English, German and Greek.
For biographical information on Park’s Director of Collaborative Piano, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, CLICK HERE.
For biographical information about Professor of Violin at Park ICM, Ben Sayevich, CLICK HERE.
For biographical information about Professor of Cello at Park ICM, Daniel Veis, CLICK HERE.