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
- Shmuel Ashkenasi, Professor of Violin and Chamber Music - The Curtis Institute of Music & Bard College
a bunch of gifted, advanced and well taught students.
Not only did they play incredibly well, they also asked interesting and challenging questions."