Fort Worth Symphony’s first artistic partner, pianist Kholodenko

Posted on: February 24, 2014

“The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra announced it has formed an ‘artistic partnership’ with 2013 Cliburn gold medalist Vadym Kholodenko, which will bring the 27-year-old Ukrainian pianist back to Fort Worth stages multiple times over the next three concert seasons and will include a professional recording with the orchestra,” writes Stephanie Allmon in Thursday’s (2/20)  Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas). “ ‘I have been searching for more than 10 years for an exceptional artist to serve as the FWSO’s first artistic partner,’ … orchestra Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya said.… The highlight of the partnership will be performances by Kholodenko and the orchestra of the complete cycle of five Prokofiev piano concertos … during his three-year commitment. All five performances will be recorded on the Harmonia Mundi label and will be sold in a box set, a project underwritten by longtime orchestra patron Mercedes Bass. Kholodenko will also appear with members of the orchestra for chamber performances, including a January concert in the Kimbell Art Museum’s Piano Pavilion, and possibly at community events such as master classes and donor parties…. Harth-Bedoya was a professed fan of Kholodenko during the Cliburn competition.”

Posted February 24, 2014