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Pianist Vadym Kholodenko will perform a concert Oct 8 in Glidden Recital Hall.

Pianist Vadym Kholodenko will perform a concert Oct 8 in Glidden Recital Hall.

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Ohio University School of Music presents concert, lecture by celebrated pianist Vadym Kholodenko

The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert by the acclaimed pianist Vadym Kholodenko, inaugurating the school’s newly acquired Steinway concert grand piano, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in Glidden Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Kholodenko will teach a master class at 12:55 p.m. and present a lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Glidden Recital Hall; both are free and open to the public.

Praised by the press for his "technical prowess and immersive lyrical engagement," and the winner of the coveted gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, Kholodenko has forged an international career throughout Europe, Asia and North America to great critical acclaim. He is recognized as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted pianists of his generation.

Kholodenko has collaborated with distinguished conductors around the world, and has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic and San Diego Symphony Orchestras, and he has given recitals throughout the country including at the Aspen Music Festival.

Kholodenko’s recordings for Harmonia Mundi include the “Grieg Piano Concerto and Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2” with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra / Harth-Bedoya, which was released in August 2015 to critical acclaim and awarded “Editor’s Choice” in “Gramophone.”

This concert is the first in the School of Music 2017–2018 Keyboard Artist Series, coordinated by Dr. Christopher Fisher, professor of piano and chair of the School of Music’s keyboard division.

“We are delighted with the artistic and educational impact the Keyboard Artist Recital Series brings to Ohio University, Athens, and the Southeast Ohio region,” said Fisher.

The series features a variety of recitals and concerts throughout the academic year, including performances by faculty artists Stephanie Wu and Paul Barte, as well as visiting artists Sookkyung Cho, Nicole Simental, Richard Masters and the piano duo Redekopp & Edwards.

This event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the School of music, and is sponsored by Arts for OHIO, OHIO Performing Arts and Concert Series, the School of Music, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Dr. George Weckman.