The Van Cliburn Tribute Concert
Friday, April 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Featuring Stanislav Ioudenitch, Behzod Abduraimov and the Park Piano Trio
The Van Cliburn Tribute Concert will be a touching homage to one of the greatest American artists — one who inspired generations of musicians including the founder of Park University’s International Center for Music and gold medalist of the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Stanislav Ioudenitch.
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“Everything is marked by a laser-like clarity and cleanness. His command of octaves, passagework, trills, repeated notes — the whole arsenal of virtuoso fireworks — is complete. And this technical accomplishment is entirely at the service of a probing musical intellect.
— The Boston Globe
“A musician of aristocratic elegance and imagination, he makes everything fresh, finding revelatory facets and emotional dimensions without ever imposing anything foreign.”
— The Dallas Morning News
“Ioudenitch announced himself as a musician of originality and imagination.”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
“…a light, transparent touch and immaculately controlled pyrotechnics.”
— BBC Music Magazine
“Everything reflected crystal-clear intention, everything felt fresh…the way Abduraimov hurled these fistfuls of notes around, he might have been taking a stroll in the park. And a thought arose: could this fresh-faced child be a new (Vladimir) Horowitz? He convinces his audience through sheer artistry.”
— The Independent, London
About the International Center for Music at Park University
The International Center for Music at Park University trains and educates the next generation of accomplished musicians for careers in music at the highest level, in a focused and creative atmosphere with an international faculty of renowned excellence. Established in 2003 under the guidance of Stanislav Ioudenitch, the 2001 gold medalist of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the ICM has become a premier institution for advanced study in piano and string performance, nationally and abroad, garnering more than 25 awards for its students.