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Vadym Kholodenko

2013 gold medalist

Age as of Competition: 26
Ukraine

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

Winner of the coveted gold medal at the 2013 Cliburn Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He continues to build a reputation for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). The 2014-15 season marks his first year as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s first artistic partner, a three-year collaboration that includes performing and recording the complete Prokofiev piano concertos, to be released by harmonia mundi usa. Other highlights of the season include orchestra debuts with the Indianapolis Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Malmö Symphony, Madrid’s RTVE Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, and San Diego Symphony Orchestras; appearances at the Brevard Music Center and Stars of the White Night Festivals; and solo recitals in Boston, Louisville, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, and Seattle, and throughout Japan, Europe, and Russia. He will perform and record the Grieg Concerto in A Minor and Saint-Saëns Concerto No. 2 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, which will join two critically acclaimed discs released since his Competition win.

U.S. tour air travel provided in part by American Airlines.

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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