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Concert and lecture by celebrated pianist Vadym Kholodenko, Oct 8–9

Concert and lecture by celebrated pianist Vadym Kholodenko, Oct 8–9

Oct 10, 2017

Visiting artist Vadym Kholodenko, presented by The School of Music in the College of Fine Arts.


A concert by the acclaimed pianist, Vadym Kholodenko, inaugurating the school’s newly acquired Steinway concert grand piano, was held Sunday, October 8 at 2 p.m. in Glidden Recital Hall, presented by the School of Music, and was free and open to the public.

Kholodenko taught a master class and presenting a lecture, Monday, October 9 in Glidden Recital Hall.

Kholodenko on stage with Vladimir Marchenkov, October 9, 2017, Glidden Hall

Pianist Vadym Kholodenko and Professor Vladimir Marchenkov during pictured here during question and answer session in Glidden Recital Hall during Kholodenko’s residency at Ohio University, 8-9 October 2017. On the right, Kholodenko performed in Glidden Recital Hall Sunday Oct 8, to a standing room only crowd.


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 was 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, 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. 


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