Park University International Center for Music Concert to Feature Student Performers

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Students in Park University’s International Center for Music will be the featured performers in the ICM’s final concert of the 2015-16 season on Saturday, April 16, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus.

The Young Artist Showcase concert will highlight the ICM’s exceptionally gifted students who study under the University’s internationally acclaimed faculty of pianist Stanislav Ioudenitch, violinist Ben Sayevich, cellist Daniel Veis and violist Christine Grossman. ICM students scheduled to perform:
          •  Evanghelina Ciobanu, cello, sophomore applied music/strings major, Chisinau, Moldova
          •  Laurel Gagnon, violin, junior applied music/strings major, Hooksett, N.H.
          •  Mansur Kadirov, cello, 2014 graduate and current graduate student pursuing Master of Music degree in cello performance, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
          •  Artem Kuznetsov, graduate student pursing graduate certificate in applied music/piano, Balashov, Russia
          •  Jinhong Li, piano, sophomore applied music/piano major, Shenyang, China
          •  Dilshod Narzilaev, cello, freshman applied music/strings major, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
          •  Anna Sorokina, viola, graduate student pursing Master of Music degree in violin performance, Moscow, Russia
          •  Hanna Zhdan, violin, sophomore applied music/strings major, Minsk, Belarus

Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, ICM collaborative pianist, will accompany the students during the program. The concert will include the works of Antonín Dvořák, Fritz Kreisler, Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev, Robert Schumann and Henryk Wieniawski.

Individual tickets for the general public are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Park University students, faculty and staff with Park ID are admitted free.

While the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase will be the last concert of the this year’s season series, the ICM will hold its gala concert on Wednesday, May 4, starting at 8 p.m. at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. The concert will feature performances by Ioudenitch, Sayevich and Veis, as well as pianist Behzod Abduraimov, ICM artist-in-residence. Tickets are now on sale through the Kauffman Center’s website, www.kauffmancenter.org.