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KANSAS CITY, MO (April 9, 2021) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020-2021 Season would end with their first in-person concert since the theaters went dark in March 2020. Read Full Press Release
KANSAS CITY, MO (April, 2021) — After local arts organizations got over the shock of not being able to perform in their normal manner, they began setting up cameras everywhere: streaming performances live, filming them to share on the web, or creating both live and “archived” versions at the same time. Today, more than a year into this “age of innovation” for the arts, savvy groups have begun to realize that the act of filming a performance is actually an opportunity to create something new. Read Full Article
Park International Center for Music Presents Sensational Concert For the Piano Lover Featuring the Entire Piano Studio of Park ICM
KANSAS CITY, MO (March 5, 2021) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020-2021 Season would continue on March 24th with an entire concert devoted to piano lovers. The concert is free and freely available at Park ICM. Read Full Press Release
Park International Center for Music Marches in Like a Lion With International Sensation Behzod Abduraimov Plus An Evening of Music in the Crossroads Featuring the Art of Jason Pollen
KANSAS CITY, MO (February 8, 2021) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020-2021 Season would continue in March with two wonderful ways to experience classical music both free and freely available at Park ICM. Read Full Press Release
Valentines Bounty for Classical Music Lovers
KANSAS CITY, MO (January 12, 2021) Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2021 Season would continue in February by offering not one, but two special Valentine’s concerts. Read Full Press Release
MEDIA ALERT! Park ICM Announces RECORD FIVE winners of Prestigious International Music Competitions In Virtual Concert, Thursday, January 21
KANSAS CITY, MO (December 14, 2020) — Because of COVID-19, Park University was not able to publicly celebrate these award winners. But our loss is your gain as we are taking our celebration to the clouds. You can watch their performances in the comfort and safety of your home Thursday, January 21st, 7:30 p.m., during this virtual concert broadcast from the 1900 Building. Read Full Press Release
KANSAS CITY, MO (October 5, 2020) — Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020 Season would continue in October by offering not one, but two special fall concerts. Read Full Press Release
by BWW News Desk (Oct. 5 2020) — After their acclaimed concert, Stanislav & Friends, knocked the socks off audiences in September, Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) announced today that their 2020 Season would continue in October by offering not one, but two special fall concerts. Read Full Article
KANSAS CITY, MO (Sep 23, 2020) — Experience world class music from the comfort of your home! Meet artist-in-residence and concert pianist Behzod Abduraimov ahead of “Stanislav and Friends” — a virtual concert benefiting Park International Center for Music. https://icm.park.edu/
KANSAS CITY, MO (July 29, 2020) — Stanislav Ioudentich, Founder and Artistic Director of Park International Center for Music, announced today that the organization’s opening concert would indeed take place, albeit revamped. Stanislav & Friends will now take place at the Boulevard Drive-In (1051 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, KS). Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50 for two patrons in one car and can be purchased at Park ICM 2020 Gala Drive In. See Full Press Release
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Paul Horsley, The Independent (July 2020) — When you’re selling a somewhat offbeat product, sometimes the biggest challenge is explaining to people what it is and why they need it. When it comes to marketing, publicity, and fundraising for Park University’s International Center for Music, one obstacle to spreading awareness about it locally has been its uniqueness: There’s nothing quite like it, here or anywhere else. Read Full Article
Student at Park University already has stellar concert career. This news thrilled him
By Terry Blain, Special to the Star Tribune (June 23, 2020) —In an “act of immense generosity,” the American Pianists Association offers a financial lifeline to Kenny Broberg and four other finalists. Read Full Article | Download PDF
Student at Park University already has stellar concert career. This news thrilled him
KANSAS CITY, MO (June 19, 2020) — Kenny Broberg, a graduate student at Park University’s International Center of Music, who already has a stellar concert career, recently received some very welcome news. He’s been awarded $50,000 for being a finalist in the 2021 American Pianists Award. Read Full Article | Download PDF
Student at Park University already has stellar concert career. This news thrilled him
Domenica Bongiovanni, Indianapolis Star (June 18, 2020) — In a world without the coronavirus, the lead-up to the 2021 American Pianists Awards would have proceeded as it has in previous years. But this is a world where the coronavirus is very much present. So while the first part of the competition went off as usual in early March, the rest will be different. Namely, the American Pianists Association’s president and board of directors are awarding each finalist $50,000 before the winner is chosen. Read Full Article | Download PDF
American Pianists Association Awards $50,000 To All Five 2021 Finalists
The Violin Channel (June 16, 2020) — In a world without the coronavirus, the lead-up to the 2021 American Pianists Awards would have proceeded as it has in previous years. But this is a world where the coronavirus is very much present. So while the first part of the competition went off as usual in early March, the rest will be different. Namely, the American Pianists Association’s president and board of directors are awarding each finalist $50,000 before the winner is chosen. Read Full Article | Download PDF
American Pianists Association Awards 50K To Five Awards Finalists
by BWW News Desk (June 12, 2020) — In response to the dire situation that musicians are living in, American Pianists Association’s (APA’s) President/CEO and Artistic Director Joel Harrison and its board of directors have awarded each of the five 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists a cash prize of $50,000 before they even begin the Awards public adjudication process. Read Full Article | PDF
KANSAS CITY, MO (June 12, 2020) — American Pianists Awards’ President/CEO and Artistic Director Joel Harrison and its board of directors have awarded the five 2021 American Pianists Awards finalists—Dominic Cheli, Kenny Broberg, Mackenzie Melemed, Michael Davidman and Sahun Sam Hong—a cash prize of $50,000 See Full Press Release
KANSAS CITY, MO (May 8, 2020) — 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.
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PATRICK NEAS, SPECIAL TO THE STAR (April 19, 2020) — Exciting things also are happening at the Park University’s International Center for Music. The prestigious school, which fine-tunes superb musicians into international concert hall stars, has just announced a new season. See Full Article
MICHAEL MACKIE, IN Kansas City (April 23, 2020) — You know what makes the world go ’round? Music! Fortunately, Park International Center for Music (Park ICM) has given us something to look forward to once this coronavirus culture is over. Read Full Article
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
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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
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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.”
http://www.russiankansascity.com/articles/ioudenitch-abduraimov-and-broberg-to-appear-in-a-star-studded-concert-in-kansas-city | 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.
Park ICM Student to Compete in Prestigious Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition
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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:
Partners In Music: Ben Sayevich And Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich
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.
https://www.thepitchkc.com/arts-entertainment/music/article/21040266/map-out-the-first-half-of-2019-with-this-handy-guide-to-kansas-city-classical-music-events | View PDF
Pianist Behzod Abduraimov will feed your inner romantic in upcoming KC show
https://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article224125890.html | View PDF
“Grateful to music, fate and listeners!”
Pianist Behzod Abduraimov about himself and the upcoming concert in Kansas City.
http://therussianamerica.com/russian_newscenter/articles/2019/01/03/blagodaren-muzyke-sudbe-i-slushatelyam | View PDF (Mechanical English Translation)
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.”
https://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/classical-music-dance/article223550095.html | View PDF
RussianKansasCity.com, 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.
http://www.internationalmidwest.com/im-magazine-arts/category/im-magazine-arts | http://www.russiankansascity.com/articles | View IM Magazine PDF ; View RussianKansascity.com PDF
Honors: Laurel Gagnon
KC Symphony’s Celebration at the Station starts off summer with a boom.
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article211460589.html | View PDF
Young Classical Musicians Welcome New Concert Home In Iconic Kansas City Office Building
http://kcur.org/post/young-classical-musicians-welcome-new-concert-home-iconic-kansas-city-office-building#stream/0 | View PDF
Piano Competition Medalist Will Perform
https://www.townlively.com/piano-competition-medalist-will-perform/ | View PDF
Kahilu Theatre to present 2017 Van Cliburn silver medalist Kenny Broberg
http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/03/22/features/kahilu-theatre-to-present-2017-van-cliburn-silver-medalist-kenny-broberg/ | View PDF
Park ICM Grad Student Vladislav Kosminov Draws Rave Reviews in Oregon Concert.
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?
http://kcstudio.org/kenny-broberg-perform-kansas-city-folly-theater-september-10-400-pm/ | View PDF
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.”
http://kcmetropolis.org/issue/september-13-2017/article/simply-superb1 | View PDF
Dr. Shokhrukh Sadikov combines contemporary experience, changing emotions and classical style to create his new album, “Stozel, Schumnann, Brahms.” http://www.fhsu.edu/news/FHSU-s-Sadikov-releases-album/ | View PDF
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. http://kcmetropolis.org/issue/september-6-2017/article/music-through-mid-september12 | View PDF
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.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-phil-abduraimov-review-20170816-story.html | View PDF
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!
http://www.kcindependent.com/food-for-mind-and-soul-these-arts-highlights-can-brighten-your-fall/ | View PDF
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.
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article164756492.html | View PDF
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.
http://www.kcindependent.com/master-in-the-works-after-following-in-teachers-footsteps-to-cliburn-medal-park-university-student-to-make-kc-recital-debut/ | View PDF
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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.
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article155583669.html | View PDF
Weekend Top Pick – Park Grad Student is One of 6 Finalists in Van Cliburn Piano Competition
http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article154719304.html | View PDF