Thursday, 18/08/2022
7 p.m.: Piano evening

Vadym Kholodenko


Complete programme


Ludwig van Beethoven
Variationen A-Dur über einen russischen Tanz von Wranitzky WoO 71
Frederic Rzewski
(1938 - 2021)
36 Variationen über "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" (1975)
Franz Schubert
(1797 - 1828)
Sonate Es-Dur D 568 (1817)
Allegro moderato
Andante molto
Allegro moderato
Carl Vine (*1945)Sonate Nr.1

Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot

Vadym Kholodenko was born in Kiev, Ukraine and gave his first concerts at the age of 13 in the USA, China, Hungary and Croatia. He studied at the Moscow State Conservatoire under renowned teacher, Professor Vera Gornostaeva. Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists.
Kholodenko has collaborated with distinguished conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Kirill Karabits, Valery Gergiev, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Paul Daniel, Pinchas Zukerman, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Spivakov, Ion Marin and Kazuki Yamada. In 2013 he held a residency at the Mariinsky Concert Hall where Valery Gergiev named him Artist of the Month and recently requested him for concerto performances and recordings in Paris, Luxembourg and St Petersburg.
His 2017 London debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra resulted in an immediate re-invitation whilst elsewhere in Europe he has recently worked with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitane, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Copenhagen Philharmonic, Prague Symphony Orchestra, RTVE Symphony Orchestra in Madrid and Orquesta Nacional de España. He has recently given solo recitals at the Vienna Konzerthaus, Wigmore Hall and LSO St Lukes in London, Liszt Academy Budapest, Radio France in Paris, Lucerne and at the SWR Schwetzignen Festspiele, La Roque d’Anthéron and Chopin Festival in Warsaw. A committed chamber musician he enjoys performing at the Spectrum Concerts series in Berlin and has collaborated with Vadim Repin, Clara-Jumi Kang, Alena Baeva, and Maxim Rysanov.
Kholodenko is a regular visitor to Japan and has performed with the Japan Philharmonic and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestras and last season toured the country with the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony Orchestra and given recitals throughout Japan as well as in Beijing and Singapore.
Kholodenko’s recordings for Harmonia Mundi include the Grieg Piano Concerto and Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No 2 which was awarded Editor’s Choice in Gramophone “a truly outstanding recording” and the complete cycle of Prokofiev Piano Concertos. Lately, he has released solo discs of works by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev. Future plans include recordings of Chopin and Godowsky.