Pre-Concert Talk, 2 PM
Ever since taking home the gold medal in the most recent Van Cliburn competition, Vadym Kholodenko has been one of the most sought after pianists working today. For his first appearance at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, the stunningly talented young Ukranian will perform a dynamic program of Schumann and Scriabin.
Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, 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). Also taking home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work, he further demonstrated his artistry with a stunning cadenza in Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467’which he composed himself on the plane from Moscow to the Competition. Since then, Mr. Kholodenko has continued to build an international reputation for interpretations that are ‘impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative’ (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
Tickets: $39, $35, $25