Park hosts noted musician


Pianist Behzod Abduraimov Plays Solo Concert
After Triumphant Performances Across the Globe

Will Play Prokofiev’s Beloved Roméo and Juliet Jan. 19, 2019 at 1900 Building

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 12, 2018) — Stanislav Ioudenitch, Artistic Director of Park International Center for Music (Park ICM), announced today that his protégé, Behzod Abduraimov, will return to Kansas City on January 19th to play a rare solo concert. Following rave reviews across the globe, Abduraimov has become a pianist in demand.The Los Angeles Times reported, “Uzbekistani pianist Behzod Abduraimov is fast becoming one of the finest musicians of his generation.” has also been quoted as saying of Abduraimov; “He is a bold player who can dazzle audiences with his technical brilliance.”

Performing at the eclectic 1900 Building in Mission Woods, Kansas, this is an exceptional opportunity to see Abduraimov in such an intimate performance hall housing a mere 300 souls. Abduraimov’s program, titled “Love and Death,” will include: Wagner/Liszt Isolde’s Liebestod, Liszt B minor Sonata and Prokofiev’s Roméo and Juliet.

The 28-year-old Park ICM alumnus made his splash in the piano world in the usual way, by tackling the big Russian piano concertos under his master and mentor, Ioudenitch.Abduraimov’s captivating performances continue to receive international praise. Following his debut success at Carnegie Hall in 2015, recent seasons have seen Abduraimov work with leading orchestras worldwide including performances in London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York and Moscow. An award-winning recording artist, he released his first concerto disc in 2014 on Decca Classics which features Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha. His debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Abduraimov began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He now serves as Artist-in-Residence of Park University’s International Center for Music.


Behzod Abduraimov, Piano

January 19, 7:30 p.m.

1900 Building, Mission Woods, Kansas
Behzod Abduraimov solo concert tickets available at



Parking at the 1900 Building is free and readily available.

Ticket Prices and Student Discounts

For this performance, Student tickets are available for visiting students for $10 (with valid ID, one ticket per ID). General admission tickets are $30. All tickets may be purchased in advance at or at the door prior to the performances based on availability. The Box Office opens 30-minutes prior to all performances.

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2018-2019 Performance Season

1900 Series:
Park ICM has seven different offerings at the 1900 Building this coming year for classical music lovers, all of which have incredible musicians coming to Kansas City from the world stage. As a part of the season and for the first time, four-selected guest artists, Vladimir Viardo (piano), Shmuel Ashkenasi (violin), Dang Thai Son (piano), and Irina Muresanu (violin) will be presenting an “educational” component as part of the concert.  Those in attendance will get to observe and listen to the interaction between a master artist and a gifted ICM student in the preparation and performance of repertoire performed as part of the evening’s program. It’s an exclusive and rare opportunity to hear these world-class musicians in performance as well as coaching students in a concert format before an audience.

 The Park ICM 2018-2019 1900 Performance Series includes:

  1. Friday, September 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Vladimir Viardo, Piano
  2. Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m., Schmuel Ashkenasi, Violin
  3. Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Behzod Abduraimov, Piano,
  4. Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Ben Sayevich, Violin, and Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Piano
  5. Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Dang Thai Son, Piano
  6. Thursday, March 28, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Irina Muresanu, Violin
  7. Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Veis, Cello, and Helena Veisova, Piano

 Chapel Series:

The Park ICM 2018-2019 Chapel Series includes:

  1. Friday, September 28, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
    Behzod Abduraimov, Piano, with the Park ICM Orchestra
    Dr. Steven McDonald, Director
  2. Friday, November 16, 2018 / 7:30 p.m.
    Laurel Gagnon, Violin, with the Park ICM Orchestra
    Dr. Steven McDonald, Director 
  3. Friday, March 1, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
    Dilshod Narzillaev, Cello, with the Park ICM Orchestra
    Dr. Steven McDonald, Director 
  4. Friday, April 12, 2019 / 7:30 p.m.
    Park ICM Orchestra, Soloist TBD
    Dr. Steven McDonald, Director

All Park ICM Chapel Series Concerts are held at the Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at Park University, Parkville, Missouri, 8700 NW River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152. Behzod Abduraimov concert tickets available at All other chapel performances are complimentary admission and open to the public.

Visit  for more information about Park ICM’s 2018-2019 performance season. High-resolution photos of the performers can be obtained by contacting the Park ICM Director, Roger Kugler, at or 816-584-6484 office.

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