Park University’s International Center for Music Presents Young Artist Showcase

Friday, April 10, 2015

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Students from Park University’s International Center for Music will be featured in the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase concert, Saturday, April 25, starting at 7:30 p.m., in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will highlight the University’s exceptionally gifted student artists. Students scheduled to perform:
          •  Artem Alexanyan, piano, junior applied music/piano major from Las Vegas, Nev., performing “Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20,” by Frédéric Chopin
          •  Elizabeth Codd, violin, graduate student pursing master’s degree in violin performance and 2013 graduate certificate recipient, from Providence, R.I., performing “Allegretto Ben Moderato,” by César Franck
          •  Laurel Gagnon, violin, applied music/strings major from Hooksett, N.H., performing “Poème, Op. 25,” by Ernest Chausson
          •  Sunnat Ibragimov, cello, graduate student pursuing master’s degree in cello performance and 2012 graduate (and 2009 undergraduate certificate recipient) from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, performing “Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19 for Cello and Piano,” by Sergei Rachmaninoff
          •  Mansur Kadirov, cello, graduate student pursing master’s degree in cello performance and 2014 graduate from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, performing “Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op 8” by Zoltán Kodály
          •  Jinhong Li, piano, applied music/piano major from Shenyang, China, performing “Fantasie in B Minor, Op. 28,” by Alexander Scriabin
          •  Hanna Zhdan, violin, applied music/strings major from Minsk, Belarus, performing “Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 6,” by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, ICM instructor of music/piano, will accompany Codd, Gagnon, Ibragimov and Zhdan.

The final performance of the ICM’s 2014-15 season will be a special concert featuring internationally acclaimed pianist and ICM Artist-in-Residence Behzod Abduraimov on Friday, May 15, at the Folly Theater in Kansas City, Mo., starting at 8 p.m. He is scheduled to perform Chopin’s “Ballades No. 1-4,” Franz Schubert’s “Impromptus, Op. 142” and “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt/Valdimir Horowitz. For tickets, visit www.follytheater.org.