234th Season

Vadym Kholodenko

Piano

Vadym Kholodenko was born in 1986 in Kiev, Ukraine. The first musician in his family, in 1994 he enrolled at Kiev’s Mykola Lysenko Special Music School under Professor Natalia Grydneva and Professor Borys Fedorov. From the age of just 13, Kholodenko made his first appearances in the USA, China, Hungary and Croatia. In 2004 Kholodenko was awarded the Russian Youth National Prize Triumph, and in 2005 moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of the Honoured Artist of the USSR, Professor Vera Gornostaeva. In 2011 he won First Prize at the Schubert Piano Competition (Dortmund, Germany) and in 2010 First Prize at the Sendai Piano Competition (2010, Sendai, Japan), preceded by another notable victory at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens, Greece, where he received the Grand Prix. The special Maria Callas’ commemorative concert at the Herod Atticus theatre marked his debut with the Novaya Rossiya (New Russia) orchestra, led by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Yuri Bashmet. Kholodenko has enjoyed an enriching collaboration with Yuri Bashmet and his orchestra since.

Vadym Kholodenko has played in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout the Ukraine, Russia, USA, China, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Lithuania and Israel. He has collaborated with many distinguished conductors including Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Mark Gorenstein, Alexander Rudin, Dmitry Liss, Eugeny Bushkov and Alexander Sladkovskiy. Also he has collaborated in concert and on a recording project with violinist Alena Baeva in Japan. Since 2007 he has been collaborating with pianist Andrey Gugnin, subsequently founding the duet iDuo, touring throughout Europe and Russia, and recording together. Kholodenko has also made many other CD recordings, featuring works by Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Medtner and various contemporary composers.

In June 2013 Vadym Kholodenko became the recipient of the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The coming season promises to be a busy and exciting time for the young pianist, with extensive touring throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.

Vadym Kholodenko was born in 1986 in Kiev, Ukraine. The first musician in his family, in 1994 he enrolled at Kiev’s Mykola Lysenko Special Music School under Professor Natalia Grydneva and Professor Borys Fedorov. From the age of just 13, Kholodenko made his first appearances in the USA, China, Hungary and Croatia. In 2004 Kholodenko was awarded the Russian Youth National Prize Triumph, and in 2005 moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of the Honoured Artist of the USSR, Professor Vera Gornostaeva. In 2011 he won First Prize at the Schubert Piano Competition (Dortmund, Germany) and in 2010 First Prize at the Sendai Piano Competition (2010, Sendai, Japan), preceded by another notable victory at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens, Greece, where he received the Grand Prix. The special Maria Callas’ commemorative concert at the Herod Atticus theatre marked his debut with the Novaya Rossiya (New Russia) orchestra, led by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor Yuri Bashmet. Kholodenko has enjoyed an enriching collaboration with Yuri Bashmet and his orchestra since.

Vadym Kholodenko has played in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout the Ukraine, Russia, USA, China, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Czech Republic, Romania, Poland, Lithuania and Israel. He has collaborated with many distinguished conductors including Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Mark Gorenstein, Alexander Rudin, Dmitry Liss, Eugeny Bushkov and Alexander Sladkovskiy. Also he has collaborated in concert and on a recording project with violinist Alena Baeva in Japan. Since 2007 he has been collaborating with pianist Andrey Gugnin, subsequently founding the duet iDuo, touring throughout Europe and Russia, and recording together. Kholodenko has also made many other CD recordings, featuring works by Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninov, Medtner and various contemporary composers.

In June 2013 Vadym Kholodenko became the recipient of the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The coming season promises to be a busy and exciting time for the young pianist, with extensive touring throughout Europe, Asia and the USA.


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Mariinsky-2 (New Theatre):
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Mariinsky Concert Hall:
20 Pisareva street
St. Petersburg
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