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Gold Medalist - 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition / Vadym Kholodenko

Stravinsky / Liszt / Kholodenko
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907605   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz LisztIgor Stravinsky
Performer:  Vadym Kholodenko
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for “mesmerizing and exhilarating” performances that brought the crowd to their feet, “[cheering] him like a rock star” (Cincinnati Enquirer). Also taking home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work, he showed his aptitude in both recital and chamber music, then highlighted the Final Round with two stunning concerti with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Leonard Slatkin. His cadenza in Mozart’s Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467—which he composed himself on the plane from Moscow to the Competition—was Read more praised as “fascinatingly contrapuntal,” showing “the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Kholodenko will perform in over 50 engagements in 2013–14 as part of his debut season as gold medalist, also part of his prize package: this live CD of his Competition performances will be followed by a studio recording, both on the harmonia mundi label. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vadym Kholodenko (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
2.
Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Vadym Kholodenko (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 

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