The review from the Baden, Switzerland on bachtrack.com.
Fiona Talkington presents Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko playing Russian music from before and after the Revolutions of 1917.
“What a knockout!” Kholodenko tackles Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in performance with the Mariinsky Theater Orchestra under Gergiev in Paris. (English translation follows the original French.)
Kholodenko “unleashes technical prowess and immersive lyrical engagement” in performance for the 19th annual Lavona Rushton Concert at the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Kholodenko gives a “magnificent performance” of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony.
Kholodenko’s “stunning ringing tone” and “spectacular digital speed” on display at Valley Performing Arts Center in LA
I don’t know how to measure deepness of music. I try to be sincere on stage and play what currently touches me the most.
Kholodenko is in his element with Prokofiev Concertos 2 & 5, and offers forthright, lithe, and virile performances on this harmonia mundi usa release.
Kholodenko gives a blockbuster performance of Beethoven’s popular “Emperor” Concerto with the Monterey Symphony.
Kholodenko plays with the precision you would expect of a Van Cliburn winner — alternating carefully controlled freneticism with elegant restraint.
Kholodenko performs to a sold out crowd, presenting Schumann and Scriabin that could not have been played more beautifully.
Kholodenko and friends from the Fort Worth Symphony give a winning chamber performance
The Fort Worth Symphony’s gamble with a tricky program pays off magnificently with Vadym Kholodenko at the piano.
Vadym Kholodenko’s sparkling, supple take on the C Major Mozart Piano Concerto came as no surprise.
Kholodenko and conductor Harth-Bedoya seem intent on lavishing every possible interior nuance upon Grieg’s 1869 Concerto in A Minor.
Kholodenko’s youthful fire lifts old favorites
For a truly outstanding recording of the Grieg, turn to Vadym Kholodenko, Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra.
Since sweeping all the major prizes at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Vadym Kholodenko has been hailed by the press all over the world as a bona-fide artist with a highly refined sense of individualism.
A superb technique is invisible and understated. To give all of these works just the right performance, which he did, they had to be profoundly thought out and understood.
That Kholodenko would fare well in Thursday night’s chamber-music concert was virtually a foregone conclusion, given his awesome performances.
Spectacular is an adjective I could apply to Kholodenko’s keyboard prowess…this was the best Prokofiev Third I’ve ever witnessed–by itself a five-star performance.
However brilliant Kholodenko’s orchestral performances with the Prokofiev concerti might be—and they are magnificent—his subtle collaborations in a chamber music setting validate his ever-growing reputation as one of the leading pianists of our day.
With his gold medal triumph at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition one year behind him, Vadym Kholodenko has a concert schedule that reads like a classical pianist’s wish list.
As in his performance during the Cliburn Competition, Kholodenko demonstrated, in this concert, the ability to collaborate on the intimate, one-on-one level of chamber music as well.
Kholodenko has a big but controlled sound, with no banging; in fact, he tosses off the hair-raising runs and leaps of Prokofiev’s endlessly inventive piano writing effortlessly.
Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, showed Fort Worth audiences Friday why he earned that prize.
In his Celebrity Series recital, Kholodenko’s huge dynamic range and questing sensibility enlarged even the smallest works to epic proportions.
Kholodenko took on the obstacle course otherwise known as Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Friday night at Bass Performance Hall, and emerged from the relentless test of technique, stamina, and musicianship with a calm smile.
Playing Prokofiev under the stage lights of Bass Hall is more than just familiar for Cliburn gold medal winner Vadym Kholodenko. For Kholodenko, it’s now home.
Vadym Kholodenko, first prize winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, matches his impressive keyboard prowess with probing emotional depth and daring individuality.
Cliburn gold medalist opens ETSO season
Cliburn Winner Vadym Kholodenko wows the crowd at Belmont University
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform in six cities in Spain in May 2016, it announced Thursday. Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the FWSO’s artistic partner, will be the featured soloist. It will be the FWSO’s fourth international tour and its first in more than […]
On the basis of his phenomenal playing at the April 6 concert, it is easy to see why he triumphed at the Van Cliburn competition. And, with the proviso that winning the competition does not guarantee further success, Kholodenko’s talents and his insightful musicianship augur well that his will be a long and triumphant career.
Kholodenko revealed a gift for coloring and a variety of touch, always applied judiciously. He made terraced dynamics – soft and dreamy in one hand, forceful and mezzo-forte in the other – sound magical.
Born in Kiev, Vadym Kholodenko was the winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. A student of the great Vera Gornostaeva in Moscow, the 27-year-old was also First Prize winner of the Maria Callas, Sendai, and Schubert competitions.
Local fans of 2013 Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko will get to see a lot more of him in coming years. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced it has formed an “artistic partnership” with Kholodenko, which will bring the 27-year-old Ukrainian pianist back to Fort Worth stages multiple times over the next three concert seasons […]
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