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Park International Center for Music Announces 2020-2021 Season and New Executive Director

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 & Friends.  See Full Press Release

American Pianists Association Announces ICM’s Kenny Broberg as Finalist

The American Pianists Association’s President/CEO and Artistic Director, Joel Harrison, announces the five pianists who will be finalists for the 2021 American Pianists Awards.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN [Wednesday, March 11, 2020] – Dominic Cheli, Kenny Broberg, Mackenzie Melemed, Michael Davidman and Sahun Sam Hong will participate in the organization’s unique 13-month long competition for the coveted award, given every four years to a classical pianist. Read Full Press Release

Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Meets London International Gold Medalist In Special Performance at 1900 Building

Park ICM Founder & Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Stanislav Ioudenitch Invites Friend Violinist Miriam Fried To Appear With Him in Rare KC Concert

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 11, 2019) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2019-2020 Season would resume in January with a special performance for 300 lucky individuals at the 1900 Building. Read Full Press Release

MEDIA ALERT – Pianist Jan Jiracek von Arnim In Concert at 1900 Building November 16th

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 5, 2019) — Described by BBC Music Magazine as “one of the leading pianists of his generation,” von Arnim will perform a rare concert in Kansas City. Read Full Press Release

A concerto, a lullaby, a symphony

NEW YORK, NY (October 28, 2019) — How did Behzod Abduraimov get to be twenty-eight already? Two seconds ago, it seems, he was a teen. But he is indeed twenty-eight, and on Friday night he played the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 at Carnegie Hall.  Read Full Article

Park International Center for Music To Present Pianist Behzod Abduraimov at Intimate 1900 Building

KANSAS CITY, MO (Sept 24, 2019) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2019-2020 performance season at midtown’s intimate 1900 Building would kick off with a very unusual opportunity. Internationally renowned pianist, Behzod Abduraimov, will preview the repertoire he will be playing for his solo recital scheduled for December 10 in Carnegie Hall.  See Full Press Release

Park University’s Master Musicians Give Stunning and Memorable Concert

by Paul Pattison, special to KC Arts Beat

KANSAS CITY, MO (Sept 21, 2019)

International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition Bronze Medalist to Perform in KC

KANSAS CITY, MO (August 26, 2019) — Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist, Park ICM piano master’s candidate, and, most recently, International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition Bronze Medalist, will return to perform for Kansas City audiences as part of Stanislav & Friends, September 20, in Helzberg Hall.  See Full Press Release


Ioudenitch, Abduraimov and Broberg to appear in a star-studded concert in Kansas City
On September 20, 2019 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, classical music lovers will enjoy an unprecedented musical evening in Kansas City, at “Stanislav and Friends.” | View PDF

Park ICM Student to Compete in FINALS of Prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 24, 2019) — Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn silver medalist and Park ICM piano master’s candidate, has made the finals of the Tchaikovsky International Competition!   See Full Press Release

Park ICM Announces 2019-2020 Concert Season in The Kansas City Star

Park University’s International Center for Music is an amazing school. Under the guidance of its founder and piano studio director, Stanislav Ioudenitch, the center takes brilliant young musicians already in the upper echelon of performers and leads them to an even higher level of virtuosity…  Read Full Article

Park ICM Student to Compete in Prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 21, 2019) — Stanislav Ioudenitch, Director of Piano at the Park International Center for Music, confirmed today that Kenny Broberg, Van Cliburn Silver Medalist and Park ICM piano master’s candidate, was among the 24 piano competitors announced recently by the jurors of The International Tchaikovsky Competition.

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Park ICM Student to Compete in Prestigious Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition

KANSAS CITY, MO (March 15, 2019) — Roger Kugler, Director of the Park International Center for Music, confirmed today that Park ICM violin master’s candidate Laurel Gagnon was among the competitors announced Wednesday by the jurors of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition. The 82-year-old competition is held every four years in Brussels and begins on April 29th, 2019. “Laurel’s invitation to participate in this year’s Queen Elisabeth competition is a testament to her exceptional talent, work ethic and extraordinary dedication to her art,” said Dr. Kugler. “She is one of only nine competitors from the United States. Thus we are very excited and pleased that the International Center for Music at Park University has a student representing the University and the Kansas City metro in the most prestigious violin competition in the world.” View Full Press Release

435 Magazine, March 1, 2019

435 Magazine’s March 2019 “What it’s like to be…” feature is a candid insight into the life of a concert pianist, Park ICM’s own Artist in Residence, Behzod Abduraimov. Enjoy our exclusive behind-the-scenes video feature of the interview:

KCUR, Julie Denesha, December 5, 2013

Partners In Music: Ben Sayevich And Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich

The Pitch, Libby Hanssen, January 16, 2019

Map out the first half of 2019 with this handy guide to Kansas City classical music events
Behzod Abduraimov makes The Pitch’s list of “must see” concerts in early 2019.  |  View PDF

Kansas City Star – Arts & Culture, Patrick Neas, January 12, 2019

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov will feed your inner romantic in upcoming KC show |  View PDF, Lana Yeager, Jan. 3, 2019

“Grateful to music, fate and listeners!”
Pianist Behzod Abduraimov about himself and the upcoming concert in Kansas City. | View PDF (Mechanical English Translation)

Kansas City Star, Classical Music & Dance, Patrick Neas, December 30, 2018

Emanuel Ax, exotic Bizet and Rome: The 10 biggest classical events of 2019
The Kansas City Star has chosen 10 performances out of a plethora of musical events, including Behzod Abduraimov, winner of the London International Piano Competition and product of Park University’ International Center for Music, who will present a program called “Love and Death.” | View PDF, Lana Yeager, Sept 20, 2018
International Midwest Magazine, Lana Yeager, Sept 21, 2018

World-renowned pianist Vladimir Viardo will perform in “the noble style” of Russian piano on September 21st at 1900 Building

This Friday at the 1900 Building, one of the most outstanding pianists of modern times, Vladimir Viardo, will perform a concert of works by Schubert and Debussy and a Master Class centered on works by Liszt and Prokofiev. | | View IM Magazine PDF ;  View PDF

KC Studio, Libby Hanssen, July 16, 2018

Honors: Laurel Gagnon

The Park University Graduate Student Placed Fourth in the Singapore International Violin Competition in January  |  View PDF

Kansas City Star, PATRICK NEAS, May 18, 2018

KC Symphony’s Celebration at the Station starts off summer with a boom.  |  View PDF

KCUR, Julie Denesha, April 27, 2018

Young Classical Musicians Welcome New Concert Home In Iconic Kansas City Office Building  |  View PDF, April 2, 2018

Piano Competition Medalist Will Perform  |  View PDF

Hawaii Tribune Herald, March 22, 2018

Kahilu Theatre to present 2017 Van Cliburn silver medalist Kenny Broberg  |  View PDF

Cannon Beach Gazette, David Robinson, November 20, 2017

Park ICM Grad Student Vladislav Kosminov Draws Rave Reviews in Oregon Concert. |  View PDF

KC Studio Magazine, Alice Thorson, September 2017 Highlight

When was the last time you got to witness the first steps of an international star in the making? Even more amazingly, one who was trained by the award-winning masters right here at the Park International Center for Music in Metro Kansas City?
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KC, Jordan Buchholtz, review, September 11, 2017

Jordan Buchholtz gave two thumbs up to Kenny Broberg’s Kansas City debut at the Folly saying, “His strong and satisfying sound at the piano along with clear and sensible phrasing, made for an exquisite concert Sunday afternoon at the Folly Theater.”
  |  View PDF

Fort Hays State University News, September 11, 2017 

Dr. Shokhrukh Sadikov combines contemporary experience, changing emotions and classical style to create his new album, “Stozel, Schumnann, Brahms.”  |  View PDF, Don Dagenais, August 29, 2017

Van Cliburn Competition silver medalist Kenny Broberg from Park University’s International Center for Music swings into action at the Folly Theater for his first solo recital in Kansas City.  |  View PDF

Los Angeles Times, Richard S. Ginell, Augut 16, 2017

Behzod Abduraimov, the 26-year-old Uzbeki keyboardist who made his splash in the piano world in the usual way – tackling the big Russian piano concertos – got around to bringing the biggest of the bunch, the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, to the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday night.  | View PDF

The Independent Magazine– Paul Horsley, August 6, 2017

Feel like “raging against the machine” this Fall? Art is your best recourse! So get out your desk calendars, cell phones, IPads and whatnot and start marking down some of our must-sees. You’ll thank us later!  |  View PDF

Kansas City Star, Jacob Gedetsis, August 1, 2017

Park University graduate student Kenny Broberg, a native of Minnesota, was the silver medalist in the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June. Now he’s focusing on a career in music.  | View PDF

KC Independent Magazine, Paul Horsley, July 28, 2017

The making of every great musician involves natural talent, assiduous practice and, perhaps most important of all, teachers whose influences mold an artist through intelligence, caring attention and a deep understanding both of music and of career-building.  |  View PDF

KCUR-FM, “Up To Date” With Steve Kraske, July 26, 2017

Download the MP3 recording HERE.  |  View PDF

Kansas City Star, Ian Cummings, June 11, 2017

Park University music student Kenneth Broberg, a Minneapolis native, won the silver medal Saturday in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.  |  View PDF

Kansas City Star, Jacob Gedetsis, June 6, 2017

Weekend Top Pick – Park Grad Student is One of 6 Finalists in Van Cliburn Piano Competition  |  View PDF