A BENEFIT CONCERT SUPPORTING THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR MUSIC AT PARK UNIVERSITY. ALL TICKET PROCEEDS GO TO INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR MUSIC STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS AND ARE 80% TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Behzod Abduraimov’s captivating performances have rapidly established him as one of the foremost and exciting pianists of his generation. After winning First Prize in the 2009 London International Piano Competition at the age of 18, the Independent newspaper (London, England) wondered: “Could this fresh-faced child be a new Horowitz?”.
Praised by The New York Times for his “fluid finger work … dash and appealing impetuosity”, Behzod’s performance at the 1900 Building will feature the same thrilling program that he will be playing at his upcoming Carnegie Hall recital (on November 17th):
“Siciliano from Concerto in D Minor, BWV (after Vivaldi, Op. 3, No. 11; arr. Cortot) - Johan Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (arr. Busoni) - Johan Sebastian Bach
Moment musicaux in A-flat Major, D. 780, No. 2 - Franz Schubert
Moment musicaux in F Minor, D. 780, No. 3 - Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, ”Appassionata” - Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82 - Sergei Prokofiev
Islamey - Mily Balakirev
In recent seasons Behzod has worked with leading orchestras including Los Angeles Philharmonic (James Gaffigan), Boston Symphony Orchestra (Charles Dutoit), London Philharmonic Orchestra (David Zinman), NHK Symphony Orchestra (Vladimir Ashkenazy) and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (Jiří Bělohlávek).
In collaboration with The Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, last season Behzod performed in their Prokofiev Piano Concerto cycle at concerts in Stockholm, Vienna and Dortmund and on a major US tour with them, which included his concerto debut at Carnegie Hall. This was followed by his recital debut in the Weill Hall as part of the “Distinctive Debuts” series resulting in an immediate invitation to the Stern Auditorium.
Behzod is Artist in Residence at the International Center for Music at Park University, Kansas City, MO where he studied with renowned Professor Stanislav Ioudenitch. All ticket proceeds for his performance will benefit the ICM Scholarship Fund.
Behzod will be performing on the 1900 Building’s acclaimed 1913 Fabbrini Hamburg Steinway.