Vadym Kholodenko, gold medalist of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will make his Houston debut, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. The program will include W.A. Mozart's Rondo in D Major, K. 485 and Rondo in A Minor, K. 511; Franz Liszt's Réminiscences de Don Juan (after Mozart); and Sergei Rachmaninov's Études-tableaux, Op. 39.
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, 27-year-old Kholodenko was the first musician in his family. At the age of 13, he made appearances in the United States, China, Hungary and Croatia. In 2004, Kholodenko was awarded the Russian Youth National Prize "Triumph." By 2005 moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow State Conservatory under professor Vera Gornostaeva.
Kholodenko released recordings of Liszt, Rachmaninov and Medtner on Russia's TV Culture label in 2009. Along with being an avid chamber musician, he performed and recorded a CD with violinist Alena Baeva and formed a piano duo with Audrey Gugnin known as iDuo. He currently resides in Moscow, studying with Vera Gornostaeva at the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory.