Oct. 16, 2013 — Steinway & Sons welcomed Stanislav Ioudenitch, associate professor of music/piano in Park University’s International Center for Music and gold medalist at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as a Distinguished Steinway Artist on Oct. 15.
Steinway & Sons identifies renowned musicians based on their artistic and professional accomplishments, who affirm Steinway as their piano of choice. Ioudenitch now accompanies the most skilled and discriminating artists in the world as part of the Steinway artist roster.
Ioudenitch, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, has netted prizes at the Busoni, Kapell, Maria Callas and New Orleans competitions. A former student of Dmitri Bashkirov, Ioudenitch studied at the International Piano Foundation in Como, Italy. He has collaborated with artists such as James Conlon, and with orchestras such as the Munich Philharmonic and the National Symphony in Washington D.C. Ioudenitch has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan. Ioudenitch’s recordings include "Stanislav Ioudenitch, Gold Medalist, 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition" for Harmonia Mundi and "Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka" produced by Thomas Frost. He also appeared in "Playing on the Edge," Peter Rosen’s Peabody Award-winning documentary for PBS about the 2001 Van Cliburn competition and in the PBS Concerto series. Recently, his passion to teach has found expression in the forming of the ICM at Park, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Kansas City area piano lovers will have the opportunity to hear Ioudenitch perform at the Van Cliburn Tribute concert on April 4, 2014, at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. For more information about Ioudenitch or the ICM, contact ICM Director Ingrid Stölzel, D.M.A., at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 584-6484, or visit www.park.edu/icm.