won the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Eleventh Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2001. He was also the recipient of a Steven De Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music for his Semifinal Round collaboration with the Takács Quartet.

Born in Tashkent , Uzbekistan , Mr. Ioudenitch has become one of the music world's most promising artists, exhibiting a strong individuality and musical conviction that sets him apart from other artists of his generation. He has netted top prizes at the Busoni, Kapell, and Maria Callas Competitions, among others, and has subsequently performed in Germany, England, Finland, Greece, Italy, Spain, and the United States, as well as throughout the former Soviet Republics, including appearances with the Munich Philharmonic; the Philharmonie der Nationen; the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.; and the Syracuse Symphony at Carnegie Hall.

A former student of Dmitri Bashkirov, with whom he studied at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, Mr. Ioudenitch also attended the International Piano Foundation Theo Lieven by Lake Como, Italy, the Cleveland Institute
of Music and the University of Missouri in Kansas City. In November 2002, he became the youngest teacher ever invited to give master classes at the International Piano Foundation.

Mr. Ioudenitch is currently serving as Professor of Music and as the Artistic Director of the International Center for Music at Park University in Kansas City . The Center exists to foster the exchange of master teacher/performers, renowned young musicians, and programs from countries across the globe. The Grand Piano Festival, an outreach of the Center, is a collaborative music project between Park University and the International Piano Foundation in Italy .

A recording of his award-winning Cliburn Competition recital performances is available on the harmonia mundi label. He was featured in Playing on the Edge, the PBS documentary about the 2001 Cliburn competition.

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