Vadym Kholodenko - Cliburn Competition Gold Medalist

Date: 03.23.2014

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Location: Soka Performing Arts Center

Vadym Kholodenko by Gina Bachauer 

Soka Performing Arts Center Chamber Series

Vadym Kholodenko

The 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 3 p.m.

VAN CLIBURN's sensational victory at the first Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1958 heralded a new confidence in the quality of American music-making, as well as a new era in cultural relations between East and West. The quadrennial Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, widely recognized as one of the world's most important, was organized by a group of music teachers and citizens from Fort Worth, Texas in 1962 to commemorate his historic achievement and is dedicated to the discovery of the world's finest pianists. In its 50-year history, the Cliburn has identified and ushered a host of exceptional artists to international prominence, including Barry Douglas, Olga Kern, Radu Lupu, Jon Nakamatsu, and Cristina Ortiz. Cliburn President and CEO Jacques Marquis says: "We are looking for a true artist who can connect with audiences and touch their hearts. We give the competitors multiple platforms to present us with their artistic personality and communicative power. The winners will be offered an unparalleled opportunity to build a meaningful concert career, and we are honored to be a part of launching them onto the world stage and celebrating classical music." In the past, the Soka Performing Arts Center has presented past Cliburn Competition winners and finalists, such as Barry Douglas and Joyce Yang, and soon Jon Nakamatsu in March of 2014.

We are very fortunate to have been able to secure the Gold Medalist from the 14th Van Cliburn Competition: VADYM KHOLODENKO. (updated 11/11/13)

Program (updated 2/14/14):

  • Purcell - Ground in C Minor, Z.D221
  • Handel - Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435
  • Brahms - Four Ballades, Op. 10
  • Medtner - Two Fairy Tales, op. 20
  • Stravinsky - Trois mouvements de Pétrouchka 

Tickets: $38.00/$28.00 Students and Seniors (62+)

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