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Vadym Kholodenko on the Piano


Every four years, the most talented pianists from the around the world come to Ft. Worth, TX, to compete for the Gold Medal in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The Performing Arts Center is proud to once again present the winner of this prestigious contest. At the Fourteenth Competition, held in June 2013, Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko captured the attention of audiences and critics alike for powerful interpretations marked by vibrant imagination and intelligence. His cadenza in Mozart's Concerto K. 467 - which he composed himself on the plane from Moscow to the competition - showed him to have "the guts of a true superartist," said the San Francisco Classical Voice.