Guest pianist Vadym Kholodenko

Guest pianist Vadym Kholodenko for Forte

“Vadym Kholodenko spins pure gold.” –Audiophile Audition

“…he brought such a refined level of sophistication to his phrasing that made one marvel at the beauty of the music instead of his level of virtuosity.” –The Strait Times

Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, the first musician in his family, was born in 1986 in the most populous and capital city as. His performing career began at age 13 when he made appearance in the United States, China, Hungary, and Croatia. Six years later, after receiving the Russian Youth National Prize “Triumph,” Kholodenko moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow State Conservatoire under Emeritus Artist of the Russian Federation, Vera Gornostaeva.

Among his many achievements and accolades, Vadym Kholodenko holds the Gold Medal from the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The year following his win at Cliburn, Kholodenko entered into the first ever “Artist in Partnership” position with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra spanning three years to 2017. He has performed with world-renowned ensembles such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and countless others. Kholodenko has also collaborated with many illustrious conductors including, Leonard Slatkin, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Kazuki Yamada, and Valery Gergiev.

For our Forte concert, Vadym Kholodenko will be performing works from both the contemporary and romantic eras.

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