Winner of the coveted gold medal at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for powerful, exhilarating performances that “showed the guts of a true superartist” (San Francisco Classical Voice). He continues to build a reputation for interpretations that are “impeccable, tasteful and vibrant, and also something more: imaginative” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
The 2014-15 season marks his first year as the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s first artistic partner, a three-year collaboration that includes performing and recording the complete Prokofiev piano concertos, to be released by Harmonia Mundi USA. Other highlights of the season include orchestra debuts with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Kansas City Symphony, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, Madrid’s RTVE Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and San Diego Symphony Orchestra; appearances at the Brevard Music Center and Stars of the White Nights festivals, and solo recitals in Boston, Louisville, Miami, Rio de Janeiro, Seattle, and throughout Japan, Europe, and Russia. He will perform and record the Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor and Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and Miguel Harth-Bedoya, which will join two critically acclaimed discs released since his competition win.