Ukrainian pianist Vadym Kholodenko has won three prizes, including first prize - the Nancy Lee and Perry R Bass Gold Medal and Van Cliburn Winner's Cup - at the fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (24 May until 9 June 2013). His other prize wins were 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.
Born in Kiev but based in Moscow, Kholodenko won first prizes at both the 2012 International Schubert Competition in Dortmund and the 2010 Sendai International Music Competition. He has performed in Austria, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Switzerland and the USA, and has worked with Yuri Bashmet and Vladimir Spivakov.
Second prize and Audience Award were won by Beatrice Rana and third prize by Sean Chen. The John Giordano Jury Chairman Discretionary Award went to Steven Lin, the Raymond E Buck Jury Discretionary Award to Alessandro Deljavan and the Jury Discretionary Award to Claire Huangci.
Posted: 13 June 2013
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