Arts & Culture
7:09 am
Wed February 26, 2014

WATCH: Pianist Garrick Ohlsson On The Challenge Of A New Piano

Garrick Ohlsson, American classical pianist with Cynthia Siebert's Steinway Model C Concert Grand.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR

Touring for any professional musician can be challenging. But for concert pianists, it’s also about adapting to a new instrument at every stop.

American pianist Garrick Ohlsson is a frequent soloist in Kansas City. The Friends of Chamber Music presented Ohlsson in concert in January.

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6:03 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Vladimir Horowitz’s Steinway Available For All To Play

Jan Girando performs "Misty" by Erroll Garner.
Credit Julie Denesha / KCUR

For six decades, classical pianist Vladimir Horowitz performed for concert audiences around the world. Horowitz died in 1989, but the Steinway grand piano that accompanied him on tour...is still touring North America.

Horowitz’s concert grand Steinway piano arrived Wednesday at the Schmitt Music Company in Overland Park, Kan. And through July 11, visitors will have a chance to play the instrument.

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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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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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