International Center for Music


Student Success


Selected ICM Student Accomplishments at Competitions
  • 2013 International Crescendo Music Awards Competition in the Collegiate Piano Division. (Silver Medal)
  • 2013 Semi-finalist - Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Queenstown, New Zealand. (Competition: June 2013)
  • 2013 Selected Participant for the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Brussels, Belgium (Competition: May 2013)
  • 2012 Kansas City Symphony Young Artists Competition (Winner)
  • 2011 International Johansen Competition for Young String Players, Washington DC (Second Prize)
  • 2009 London International Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2009 The King Award for Young Artists (First Prize)
  • 2008 Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Junior Division (First Prize)
  • 2009 Naftzger Auditions (First Prize)
  • 2008 Corpus Christi International Competition (First Prize)
  • 2008 Lennox young Artists Competition (First Prize)
  • 2008 Kingsville International String Competition (First Prize)
  • 2007 Tchaikovsky International Competition (Preliminaries)
  • 2007 Iowa International Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2006 World Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2006 Gina Bachauer Masters International Piano Competition (Semifinals)
  • 2006 Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Senior Division (First Prize)
  • 2006 IIYM International Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2006 Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Junior Division (Third Prize)
  • 2006 San Marino International Piano Competition, Republic of San Marino (Semifinals)
  • 2006 MTNA Kansas State Competition, Junior Category (First Prize)
  • 2005 55th Wideman Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2005 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions (Grand Prize)
  • 2005 Music Teachers National Association Competition, Junior Division (State Winner)

Other Merits and Scholarships
  • NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 (Behzod Abduraimov with "Dance Macabre")
  • 2013 Featured Performer for NPR’s “From the Top” hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley
  • Two prestigious French Awards: Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte
  • Musical America has named pianist Behzod Abduraimov as their December Artist of the Month
  • 2009 Aspen Music Festival (full scholarship, member of the Festival Orchestra)
  • Fellowship at the 2008 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees' Summer Music Institute
  • 2008 Invitation to perform for Van Cliburn at the celebration of the 50th anniversary after his legendary victory at the First Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958
  • 2006 at Robert M. Spire Omaha Piano Competition, Concerto category (First Prize)
  • 2004 Middle America Music Association, Solo Virtuoso (First Prize)


"I give masterclasses all over the world. I was most impressed with the level of your violin students. It was most surprising to discover in such a small music department, such
a bunch of gifted, advanced and well taught students.
Not only did they play incredibly well, they also asked interesting and challenging questions."

- Shmuel Ashkenasi, Professor of Violin and Chamber Music - The Curtis Institute of Music & Bard College


ICM Graduates have entered graduate programs at

  • The Juilliard School (Full Scholarship)
  • International Piano Academy Lake Como, Dongo, Italy (Full Scholarship)
  • Conservatorio della Swizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland (Full Scholarship)
  • Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (Full Scholarship)
  • Manhattan School of Music (Full Scholarship)

Students enrolled to ICM after attending the following schools

  • Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Russia
  • Yale School of Music
  • Chopin School of Music in Warsaw, Poland
  • Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas
  • St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia
  • University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany
  • Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany
  • Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China