Park University’s International Center for Music Presents Performance Featuring Violinist Ben Sayevich and Cellist Daniel Veis

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Park University’s International Center for Music presents a side-by-side performance featuring ICM faculty violinist Ben Sayevich and cellist Daniel Veis in collaboration with their students, on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus.

Ben SayevichThe Lithuanian-Israeli Sayevich has established himself as one of the most distinguished violinists and teachers of his generation. He has concertized extensively throughout North America, Europe and the Far East, and has appeared on radio and television as a soloist and chamber musician. He is violinist of the London-based Rosamunde Piano Trio, with which he has performed widely in Europe, including appearances on BBC Radio London, Irish Public Radio in Cork, Ireland, and the Abbado Festival Bologna (Italy). Sayevich currently serves as professor of music/violin for the ICM, and maintains a vigorous schedule as chamber musician.

Daniel VeisVeis is widely recognized as the finest Czech cellist since winning the first prize at the 1976 Prague Spring Competition and the silver medal at the prestigious 1978 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. After years of performing as a soloist with major orchestras and at numerous festivals, Veis was appointed permanent cello soloist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra in 1989. Later, he became professor and vice dean at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague and toured and recorded as a member of the Dvorak Piano Trio. He gives master classes worldwide and is frequently invited to serve on juries of international competitions. He currently serves as assistant professor of music/cello for the ICM.

The International Center for Music students accompanying Sayevich and Veis include violinist Laurel Gagnon, sophomore applied music/strings major from Hooksett, N.H; violist Alexander Smith, graduate student in music performance/viola from Chicago, Ill.; and cellist Sunnat Ibragimov, graduate student pursing a Master of Music degree from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The concert will include a performance of Franz Schubert’s “String Quintet in C-Major.” Pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, ICM instructor of music/piano, will join the concert for a performance of Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet No. 3.”

Tickets for the concert are — general admission: $15 in advance online, $20 at the door; senior citizens age 60 and older: $10; students with a valid student ID: $5; Park University students, faculty and staff with Park ID and their children age 12 and under: free. To purchase tickets in advance, visit

The ICM’s 2014-15 concert season will continue on Saturday, Feb. 28, with a performance by the Park Piano Trio — Sayevich, Veis and faculty pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch — performing Beethoven’s monumental “Archduke Trio” and Anton Arensky’s lyrical “Piano Trio in D-minor,” starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel.

Please note: Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.