STRAVINSKY Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka
LISZT Transcendental Études
The gold medalist’s dazzling performance of the Stravinsky, as well as Liszt’s 12 Transcendental Études, which are rarely performed as a complete set.
Winner of the gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko also took home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work. He captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for “mesmerizing and exhilarating” performances that brought the crowd to their feet, “[cheering] him like a rock star” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Mr. Kholodenko will perform in over 50 engagements in 2013-14 as part of his debut season as gold medalist, including the Mann Center with The Philadelphia Orchestra, La Jolla Music Society, CU Presents, Cliburn Concerts, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, the Lied Center of Kansas, and Portland Piano International. In appearances so far this season, he has been met with great critical acclaim; after his return to Fort Worth’s Bass Hall in September 2013, the Dallas Morning News praised an “amazing display of virtuosity-and, not a virtue inevitably linked, musical depth,” as well as his “wit, charm and apparently effortless brilliance,” and the Star-Telegram declared “that Cliburn gold medal has seldom looked better around anyone’s neck.”
Harmonia mundi usa
harmonia mundi is one of the world’s premiere classical music labels. Since its founding in 1958, it has become synonymous with extraordinary artistry, audiophile production and intriguing repertoire. The catalog features early to contemporary classical music performed by both established and emerging artists. harmonia mundi usa’s Artistic Director and multi-Grammy-nominated producer Robina Young has been responsible for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition recordings since 1997.