Vadym Kholodenko, Piano
Friday, October 12, 2018, Edman Chapel, 7:30pm
The gold medal winner from the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, pianist Vadym Kholodenko joins us for his Artist Series debut. The globe-trotting Ukrainian pianist is described by San Francisco Classical Voice as a “superartist” and by the Kansas City Star as “a ferocious yet nuanced performer.”
Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic technically gifted performers of the new generation of pianists, praised by the Philadelphia Enquirer in his performance of Tchaikovsky with the Philadelphia Orchestra for “his absorbing melodic shading [and] glittering passage work”. Kholodenko has begun to forge an international career throughout Europe, Asia and North America to great critical acclaim. Previous awards include First Prize at the 2011 Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund, First Prize at the 2010 Sendai Piano Competition in Japan and the Grand Prix at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens.
Join us before the concert at 6:30pm for Grace Notes, a pre-concert talk.
The Artist Series is grateful to Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP for its role as Event Partner for this performance.
Prelude in C-sharp Minor, Op 3., No. 2 (Rachmaninoff)
Preludes, Op. 23 (Rachmaninoff)
Vadym Kholodenko appears by arrangement with Baker Artists, LLC.
One of Kholodenko's two most notable qualities as a pianist are his stunning ringing tone, which allows him to leave notes hanging in the air longer than the physics of acoustics would suggest is possible. The other is an opposite crisp and spectacular digital speed.— The Los Angeles Times
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