Students in Park University’s International Center for Music to Perform in Showcase Concert

Friday, January 20, 2017

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The International Center for Music at Park University will present a concert featuring its students during the ICM’s Young Artist Showcase concert on Saturday, Jan. 28. The concert will be held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the performance is free.

The concert will highlight 10 selected students enrolled in the ICM’s undergraduate and graduate programs, and will feature the following solo and chamber performances:
          •  “Preludes, Op. 28” (Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 15 and 16), composed by Frédéric Chopin, performed by pianist Simon Karakulidi, freshman applied music/piano major, Novossiysk, Russia
          •  “Partita No. 1 in B Minor” (BWV 1002), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by violinist Hanna Zhdan, junior applied music/strings major, Minsk, Belarus
          •  “Images” (Series 1), composed by Claude Debussy, performed by pianist Mickaël Lipari-Mayer, graduate student pursuing graduate certificate in applied music/piano, Montreal
          •  “Pavane pour une infant défunte” (“Pavane for a Dead Infanta”), arranged for viola, composed by Maurice Ravel, performed by violist Anna Sorokina, graduate student pursing Master of Music degree in performance, Moscow
          •  “Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68,” composed by David Popper, performed by cellist Dilshod Narzillaev, freshman applied music/strings major, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
          •  Seven variations on “Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen” (“To the men who feel the love), WoO 46, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Mansur Kadirov, graduate student pursuing graduate certificate in music performance and 2014 Bachelor of Music graduate, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
          •  “Violin Sonata in D Major, No. 2” (Op. 94a), composed by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by pianist Evangeliya Delizonas, graduate student pursuing Master of Music degree in piano performance, Moscow, and violinist Igor Khukhua, graduate student pursuing Master of Music degree in violin performance, Moscow
          •  “Adagio in G Major” (BWV 968), from “Violin Sonata No. 3” (BWV 1005), and “Toccata in C Minor” (BWV 911), composed by Bach, performed by pianist Kenneth Broberg, pursuing Master of Music degree in piano performance, Plymouth, Minn.
          •  “Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35,” composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by violinist Laurel Gagnon, senior applied music/strings major, Hooksett, N.H.

Pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, ICM director of collaborative piano, will accompany Sorokina, Narzillaev, Kadirov and Gagnon on their selections.

The next concert in the International Center for Music’s 2016-17 concert season will be a part of the ICM’s International Guest Artist Series. Violinist Shmuel Ashkenasi and pianist Meng-Chen Liu will perform a concert on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the 1900 Building, 1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission Woods, Kan., starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this concert are $20 and can be purchased at

For more information on these concerts and the remaining events on the ICM’s 2016-17 concert schedule, visit

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.