International Center for Music

Student Success

Selected ICM Student Accomplishments at Competitions
  • 2013 International Crescendo Music Awards Competition in the Collegiate Piano Division. (Silver Medal)
  • 2013 Semi-finalist - Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Queenstown, New Zealand. (Competition: June 2013)
  • 2013 Selected Participant for the Queen Elisabeth International Piano Competition, Brussels, Belgium (Competition: May 2013)
  • 2012 Kansas City Symphony Young Artists Competition (Winner)
  • 2011 International Johansen Competition for Young String Players, Washington DC (Second Prize)
  • 2009 London International Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2009 The King Award for Young Artists (First Prize)
  • 2008 Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Junior Division (First Prize)
  • 2009 Naftzger Auditions (First Prize)
  • 2008 Corpus Christi International Competition (First Prize)
  • 2008 Lennox young Artists Competition (First Prize)
  • 2008 Kingsville International String Competition (First Prize)
  • 2007 Tchaikovsky International Competition (Preliminaries)
  • 2007 Iowa International Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2006 World Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2006 Gina Bachauer Masters International Piano Competition (Semifinals)
  • 2006 Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Senior Division (First Prize)
  • 2006 IIYM International Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2006 Missouri Southern International Piano Competition, Junior Division (Third Prize)
  • 2006 San Marino International Piano Competition, Republic of San Marino (Semifinals)
  • 2006 MTNA Kansas State Competition, Junior Category (First Prize)
  • 2005 55th Wideman Piano Competition (First Prize)
  • 2005 Naftzger Young Artists Auditions (Grand Prize)
  • 2005 Music Teachers National Association Competition, Junior Division (State Winner)

Other Merits and Scholarships
  • NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs of 2012 (Behzod Abduraimov with "Dance Macabre")
  • 2013 Featured Performer for NPR’s “From the Top” hosted by pianist Christopher O’Riley
  • Two prestigious French Awards: Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte
  • Musical America has named pianist Behzod Abduraimov as their December Artist of the Month
  • 2009 Aspen Music Festival (full scholarship, member of the Festival Orchestra)
  • Fellowship at the 2008 John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts/National Symphony Orchestra National Trustees' Summer Music Institute
  • 2008 Invitation to perform for Van Cliburn at the celebration of the 50th anniversary after his legendary victory at the First Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958
  • 2006 at Robert M. Spire Omaha Piano Competition, Concerto category (First Prize)
  • 2004 Middle America Music Association, Solo Virtuoso (First Prize)


"I give masterclasses all over the world. I was most impressed with the level of your violin students. It was most surprising to discover in such a small music department, such
a bunch of gifted, advanced and well taught students.
Not only did they play incredibly well, they also asked interesting and challenging questions."

- Shmuel Ashkenasi, Professor of Violin and Chamber Music - The Curtis Institute of Music & Bard College

ICM Graduates have entered graduate programs at

  • The Juilliard School (Full Scholarship)
  • International Piano Academy Lake Como, Dongo, Italy (Full Scholarship)
  • Conservatorio della Swizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland (Full Scholarship)
  • Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University (Full Scholarship)
  • Manhattan School of Music (Full Scholarship)

Students enrolled to ICM after attending the following schools

  • Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, Russia
  • Yale School of Music
  • Chopin School of Music in Warsaw, Poland
  • Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas
  • St. Petersburg State Conservatory, Russia
  • University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany
  • Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, Germany
  • Xinghai Conservatory of Music, China

Request Information


  • * Indicates required fields.

  • Clicking the "Submit" button above constitutes your express written consent to be called and/or texted by Park University at the number(s) you provided, regarding furthering your education. You understand that these calls may be generated using automated technology.

Clicking the "Submit" button above constitutes your express written consent to be called and/or texted by Park University at the number(s) you provided, regarding furthering your education. You understand that these calls may be generated using automated technology.