In June 2013 Vadym Kholodenko became the recipient of the prestigious Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

The first musician in his family, pianist Vadym Kholodenko was born in 1986 in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2004 he was awarded the Russian Youth National Prize “Triumph”, and in 2005 moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow State Conservatory under the tutelage of the Honoured Artist of the USSR, Professor Vera Gornostaeva. In 2011 he won First Prize at the Schubert Piano Competition (Dortmund, Germany) and in 2010 First Prize at the Sendai Piano Competition (Sendai, Japan), preceded by another notable victory at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens, Greece, where he received the Grand Prix. The special Maria Callas’ commemorative concert at the Herod Atticus theatre marked his debut with the “New Russia” orchestra, led by the orchestra’s Chief Conductor, Yuri Bashmet. Mr. Kholodenko has enjoyed an enriching collaboration with Yuri Bashmet and the orchestra since.

Mr. Kholodenko has played in recital and as soloist with orchestras throughout Russia, USA, Europe and Asia, and has collaborated with many distinguished conductors including Vladimir Spivakov, Alexander Rudin and Eugeny Bushkov. Since 2007 he has worked with pianist Andrey Gugnin, subsequently founding the duet iDuo, touring throughout Europe and Russia, and recording together. Mr. Kholodenko has recorded CDs featuring works by Schubert, Chopin, Rachmaninov and various contemporary composers.

This performance marks Vadym Kholodenko's La Jolla Music Society debut.

For more information visit vadymkholodenko.com

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