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Vadym Kholodenko

2013 gold medalist

Age as of Competition: 26
Ukraine

 www.vadymkholodenko.com

“With Kholodenko, the instrument, and the [Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1], showed refreshing vitality, showcasing a thoughtful and enterprising talent.” –Philadelphia Inquirer

Vadym Kholodenko, 30, has emerged as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted performers of his generation, heralded for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Mr. Kholodenko is forging an international career throughout Europe, Asia, and North America to great acclaim. During the 2016/2017 season, he makes his London debut in recital at London Symphony Orchestra @ St Luke’s and in concerto with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Alexander Shelley. He also makes his Paris concerto debut at the Philharmonie with the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. Other appearances include: the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in Bucharest, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester, Prague Symphony Orchestra at the Bratislava Festival, Malaysian Philharmonic, and a return to the RTVE Symphony Orchestra. Recital tours take Kholodenko throughout Japan, China, Europe, and Russia. Kholodenko also takes up the position of artist-in-residence at the Fribourg International Piano Series in Switzerland this season. He enters the third year of his artistic partnership with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra with the continuation of the Prokofiev piano concerto cycle and chamber projects, and returns to the Rochester Philharmonic. European engagements include debuts with the BBC Scottish, Kristiansand Symphony, Spanish National, and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. In August 2015, he appeared in Zurich with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev under the auspices of the Orpheum Foundation for the Advancement of Young Soloists. Since 2013, Mr. Kholodenko’s recordings include: Gold Medalist, Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, harmonia mundi usa (2013); Grieg | Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos, harmonia mundi (Gramophone Editor’s Choice) (2015); Prokofiev Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 5, harmonia mundi usa (2016); Prokofiev Concertos Nos. 1, 3, & 4, harmonia mundi usa (forthcoming).

2013 CLIBURN COMPETITION AWARDS:
Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal
Steven De Groote Memorial Award for Best Performance of Chamber Music
Beverley Taylor Smith Award for Best Performance of a New Work

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