Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist: Vadym Kholodenko

Van Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist: Vadym Kholodenko

Sunday, April 6, 2014, at 3pm | Foellinger Great Hall

Sunday Salon Series—Emerging Artistry | Vadym Kholodenko won First Prize at the International Schubert Competition in 2012 and the Sendai International Music Competition in 2010. At the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, he not only earned the Gold Medal but also took home a prize for his performance of Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor and the Beverley Taylor Smith Award for the Best Performance of a New Work. A student at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he has previously worked with conductors Yuri Bashmet and Vladimir Spivakov and has made numerous concert appearances in Europe, China, and the United States.

Van Cliburn’s historic 1958 victory at the First International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, at the height of the Cold War, testified to the power of classical music to transcend barriers of culture and geography. A group of friends who admired this musical hero’s commitment to classical music and to young artists quickly founded his namesake competition in 1962, and since that time, every four years, 30 pianists from throughout the world have been invited to compete in two and a half weeks of trials.

Catch the February 22 performance by the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel with Roman Rabinovich to hear Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1—the work with which Van Cliburn made history in 1958.

Works by Liszt:
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Sonetto 123 del Petrarca
Au bord d’une source
Les Cloches de Genève: Nocturne
Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19

Works by Chopin:
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
24 Preludes, Op. 28

Please note that the program changed in February 2014.

This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 56 minutes.

Patron Co-sponsors
Nadine Ferguson
Mary Pat & J. Michael Killian and First National Bank & Trust of Clinton