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David Radzynski & Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich: Park ICM Distinguished Alumni Series

David Radzynski, Concertmaster of the Israel Philharmonic on violin, with Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich on piano.

Sonata no. 2 for Violin and Piano in A major, op. 100
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Allegro amabile
Andante tranquillo – Vivace – Andante -  Vivace di piu – Andante – Vivace
Allegretto grazioso, quasi Andante

Personal Verses
Jan Radzynski (1950-)
Vito e resolute
Con moto

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Poeme op. 25 for Violin and Piano
Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in  G major
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Allegro vivo
Intermede: fantsque et leger
Finale: tres anime


From American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra;

On December 19, 2014, the day that would have been IPO founder Bronislaw Huberman’s 132nd birthday, the Orchestra named 28-year-old David Radzynski as its new concertmaster, joining current concertmasters Yigal Tuneh and Ilya Konovalov in the position. The young violinist hails from Ohio and grew up among a musical family. His father, Jan Radzynski, is a composer as well as Professor of Composition in the music department at Ohio State University while his mother is a pianist. He began receiving instruction from her at the age of three and took up the violin at six.

David studied intensely with Roland and Almita Vamos as well as Paul Kantor, who are widely regarded as among the leading violin instructors in the world. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University where he worked closely with Mauricio Fuks and Kevork Mardirossian and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Music under the direction of Syoko Aki. He is currently finishing his studies with Ben Sayevich at the Park University International Center for Music. Professor Sayevich was instrumental in preparing David for the concertmaster audition. Located in Missouri, the school offers the few students they accept full scholarships and living stipends, allowing them to focus solely on their music. Before embarking on his new role David will receive a performance certificate and artist diploma from this institution.


Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich Born into a Tashkent (Uzbekistan) musical family, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich began studying piano at the age of 4. In 1985 she entered the Uspensky Central Music School in Tashkent. In 1993 she started attending a private school for young musicians in Moscow, and that same year received the first prize at the Chopin International Piano Competition in Göttingen, Germany. She entered the Tchaikovsky Special Music School in 1995, and two years later was accepted to the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory under the tutelage of Vera Gornostaeva, with whom she continued postgraduate study from 2002 to 2004. Lisovskaya-Sayevich also studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University.

In 1996 Lisovskaya-Sayevich received the first prize from the Nikolai Rubinstein International Piano Competition, and in 2007 the first prize at the Iowa Piano International Competition. She was awarded scholarships from the Rostropovich Foundation, the Spivakov Foundation and the Nikolai Petrov Foundation. She has also earned the laureate designation from the international program “New Names,” and the festival “Virtuoso 2000” in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lisovskaya-Sayevich has recorded at the Hessen Radio Station in Frankfurt, Germany, and at Orfei Radio in Moscow.

Lisovskaya-Sayevich has presented numerous solo recitals and has played as a soloist with orchestras in Austria, France, Japan, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Russia. She has participated in many music festivals, including the Bashmet Festival in Tours, France, “Wave 2000” in Japan, International Musical Arts Institute in Maine (USA), Killington Music Festival in Vermont (USA), “Ars Longa” and “Primavera Classica” in Moscow. She collaborated with such renowned musicians as Daniel Muller-Shott, Shmuel Ashkenazy, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and many others. She now performs extensively in chamber music ensembles.

His repertoire is substantial and includes a lot of contemporary compositions. He has recorded works by Dvorak, Brahms,Schumann, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saens, Martinu, Shostakovich, Kabelac, Hanus, Sommer. In 1989, he became a guest-soloist of Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, to his solo career, he is a member of international Rosamunde Trio (with M.Tirimo and B.Sayevich).

He is a professor of cello and currently vice-dean at the Music Faculty of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He frequently gives master-classes and works in juries of international competitions.






Part of the Park ICM 1900 Series.