|Beethoven||Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 Moonlight|
|Beethoven||Sieben Bagatellen (Seven Bagatelles), Op. 33|
|Mendelssohn||Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op. 54|
|Rachmaninov||Variations on a Theme of Corelli in D minor, Op. 42|
|Book I: Fête-dieu à Seville; Book III: El Polo; Book IV: Eritaña|
‘Delivered with power-house containment and focus…’ The Scotsman
‘Kholodenko plays with intelligent virtuosity and youthful fire’ The Guardian
‘Kholodenko was captivating with the sheer concentration of his playing [and] the richness and depth of his sound… without doubt an exceptional artist’ Le Figaro
Vadym Kholodenko is one of the most inspiring young pianists performing today, renowned for his individual interpretations, acute musical mind and extraordinary virtuosity. Winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition, Vadym has since established a worldwide reputation as a uniquely gifted musician.
For this Kings Place debut recital he has chosen a wide-ranging programme centred around four of the best-loved of all pianist composers.
Two fascinating and intense sets of variations by Rachmaninov and Mendelssohn form the centrepiece of the programme, followed by a selection from Isaac Albeniz’ Iberia suite, a thrilling pianistic tribute to the folk music and atmosphere of Spain.
The recital opens with one of the most iconic of all Beethoven Sonatas; the haunting, visceral Moonlight.
Vadym Kholodenko is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists. Winner of the 2013 Cliburn Competition, Kholodenko captivated audiences and critics alike with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra immediately appointing him their first Artist in Partnership for a period of three years. His latest solo disc on Harmonia Mundi, works by Scriabin won a prestigious Diapason d’Or de l’année. Previous awards include First Prizes at both the Schubert Piano Competition, Dortmund (2011) and Sendai Piano Competition (2010).