It’s official — Delos recording artist (iDuo) Vadym Kholodenko has won the Gold Medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition!
But that wasn’t the only prize Vadym Kholodenko received. He also won The Steven de Groote Memorial Award for the Best Performance of Chamber Music, and The Beverley Taylor Smith Award for the Best Performance of a New Work!
Make sure to watch his performances on The Cliburn’s On Demand Webcast!
To celebrate Vadym’s achievement, we’re continuing to make the iDuo recording our featured album of the week!
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Kholodenko and his accomplished young piano colleague Andrey Gugnin joined forces a few years back to form a crack duo-piano team known simply as iDuo – which is also the title of their stunning 2010 debut CD for Delos featuring the music of Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Ravel. Maestro Constantine Orbelian, Delos’ most prolific recording artist, showcased him (along with a bevy of other emerging young virtuoso instrumentalists and singers from former Soviet-era nations) last December at a sold-out gala Carnegie Hall event with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra entitled “New Stars for a New Century” – and Vadym’s performance drew especially tumultuous applause from the jam-packed audience.