Park University’s International Center for Music Season Finale Concert Features Sayevich and Lisovskaya-Sayevich

Ben Sayevich

The International Center for Music at Park University will hold its final concert of its 2012-13 concert season on Friday, May 10. The concert will feature violinist Ben Sayevich, Park professor of music/violin, and his wife, pianist Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, ICM collaborative pianist. The concert will be held in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus starting at 7:30 p.m.

The duo is scheduled to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Sonata K. 454” and Edvard Grieg’s “Sonata No. 3, Op 45 in C Minor.” In the second half of the concert, the Sayevichs will be joined by Kansas City Symphony principal violist Christine Grossman, violinist David Radzynski, graduate student in violin performance and ICM teaching assistant, and Daniel Veis, visiting assistant professor of music/cello, in a performance of Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quintet, Op. 34 in F Minor.”

The Lithuanian-Israeli Sayevich has established himself as one of the most distinguished violinists and teachers of his generation. He is featured as the soloist in a recording of Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” with the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and at the New England Conservatory, he was chosen to play the “Violin Concerto” by Alban Berg for the celebration of the composer’s centenary.

Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich

Originally from Uzbekistan, Lisovskaya-Sayevich is an accomplished pianist. She won first prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Göttingen, Germany, in 1993; the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition in 1996; and the Iowa Piano International Competition in 2007. She studied under Stanislav Ioudenitch in the ICM, earning a graduate certificate in 2008.

Admission to the concert is $15 for the general public; $10 for senior citizens (age 60 and older); and $5 for children (age 12 and under). Park University students, faculty and staff are admitted free with their Park ID. To purchase tickets in advance, call (816) 584-6202 before 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

The International Center for Music at Park University was established to foster the exchange of master teacher/performers, renowned young musicians and programs from countries across the globe. The education of emerging musicians is at the philosophical core of the Center’s mission and the quality of that training crucial to great artistry. The focus of the Center is on piano and strings performance. Ingrid Stolzel is the director of the ICM.

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