Park University

Arts & Culture
6:54 am
Fri September 26, 2014

WATCH: Pianist Behzod Abduraimov Takes On New Role At Park University

Behzod Abduraimov, the new artist-in-residence at ICM, rehearses in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park University.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR

When the International Center for Music (ICM) at Park University in Parkville, Mo., a boutique conservatory for top performers, decided to add an artist-in-residence, they didn’t have to look very far.

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5:00 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Partners In Music: Ben Sayevich And Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich

Sayevich, a professor of music and violin at at Park’s International School of Music, first met Lisovskaya-Sayevich seven years ago.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR

It’s late morning and a dim light filters in through the stained glass windows at the chapel at Park University. Lithuanian-Israeli violinist Ben Sayevich, and his wife Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich rehearse with a handful of students onstage at Park University’s Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel. They’re practicing a rarely-performed Concerto in D for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21, by French composer Ernest Chausson.

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5:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

[VIDEO] New Directions For Ingrid Stölzel

Composer and teacher Ingrid Stölzel in her new home at Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel.
Julie Denesha KCUR

The new director of the International Center for Music at Park University says the young musicians who study in the program often arrive with the same dream. 

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Classical Piano
1:24 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Rising Local Pianist Behzod Abduraimov Releases Debut Album

Pianist Behzod Abduraimov studies at Park University.

One of Kansas City’s musical greats has just made another leap in his quest for international acclaim.

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5:00 am
Fri May 25, 2012

A Veteran Performer At 16: Maria Ioudenitch

2012 Young Artist Competition Winners (from left): John Kelly, Chaeyoung Park, Dinakar Akshay, Maria Ioudenitch and Music Director Michael Stern.
Courtesy of Kansas City Symphony.

A teenager takes the stage tonight at Helzberg Hall with the Kansas City Symphony at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. And she’ll be right out front. 

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10:42 am
Mon October 25, 2010

Park University Music Program Attracts Pianists from around the World

Stanislav Ioudenitch works with students Erin Hale (left) and Yuntian Liu (right). Photo by Alex Smith / KCUR.

This coming weekend, Kansas Citians will have the chance to hear two internationally-known concert pianists. And they're traveling all the way from . . . Parkville.

Kansas City, MO – KCUR's Alex Smith has the story of how Park University has built a world-famous conservatory with the help of Uzbek-born pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch.

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