Stanislav Ioudenitch, Director

Stanislav IoudenitchPianist Stanislav Ioudenitch has captured the imagination of the music world for his individuality and musical depth, and he has garnered notable successes in music competitions including the Gold Medal in the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. The Cliburn Competition launched a career that has taken Ioudenitch around the world for appearances with major orchestras in many of the world’s important musical venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Ft. Worth’s Bass Hall, the Gasteig in Munich, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the International House of Music in Moscow, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Oriental Art Center in Shanghai and the “Forbidden City” Concert Hall in Beijing. He has appeared at major festivals including the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Aspen Music Festival in the United States, the Ruhr Music Festival in Germany, and many others.

Ioudenitch has collaborated with a wide range of international conductors including James Conlon, Mikhail Pletnev, Asher Fisch, Vladimir Spivakov, Günther Herbig, Pavel Kogan, James DePreist, Michael Stern, Stefan Sanderling, Carl St. Clair, and Justus Franz, and with such orchestras as the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., the Munich Philhamonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic of Russia, the Fort Worth Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony and numerous others. He has also performed with the Takács, Prazák and Borromeo string quartets and is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio.

Ioudenitch has recorded with the Harmonia Mundi and Academy labels and has collaborated with the imminent producer Thomas Frost on a recording of Stravinsky’s Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka. He also appeared in Playing on the Edge, Peter Rosen’s Peabody Award-winning documentary for PBS about the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition, and in Rosen’s historical documentary The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold. In addition to concertizing, Ioudenitch has held a lifelong passion for teaching. He currently serves as Professor of Piano at Park University and Artistic Director of the International Center for Music. Ioudenitch also serves on the faculty of the International Piano Academy Lake Como, and is continually invited to teach master classes around the world. He is also co-founder of the Young Artists Music Academy. Among his former and current students and master class participants are winners of major international competitions and artists with major careers, including Behzod Abduraimov, Francois Dumont, Benjamin Moser, Severin von Eckardstein and others. Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch studied at the Uspensky School of Music in Tashkent, the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the International Piano Academy Lake Como, “The International Piano Foundation ‘Theo Lieven’” in Italy, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the UMKC Conservatory of Music. A former student of Natalia Vasinkina and Dmitri Bashkirov, he also studied with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, William Grant Naboré, Leon Fleisher, Fou Ts’ong, Rosalyn Tureck, and others.