Vadym Kholodenko, piano and Kirill Soldatov, horn/flugelhorn
Running time:
2 parts by 45 minutes


I part

Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20

Trio in E-flat Major for Piano, Violin & Horn

II part

“Mirall Trencat”, trio for piano, violin, and French horn

“Kitchen Review”

The programme is subject to change

25 February 2020 Tuesday 19.00 Small Hall
19.00 Small Hall

Vadym Kholodenko, piano 
and Kirill Soldatov, horn/flugelhorn

Schumann, Brahms, Martinů, Hindemith
Haik Kazazyan, violin
Maria Mikhailovskaya, cello
Andrey Mikhailovsky, clarinet
Andrey Shamidanov, bassoon

But seriously: the best representatives of contemporary performing school meet at one stage on this night.

Back in school, Kirill Soldatov gained reputation as a good soloist – at that tender age he performed with different orchestras in Russia and abroad. He was only 17 when he became the soloist of National Philharmonic of Russia (art director and chief conductor Vladimir Spivakov); in the history of the orchestra he is the youngest musician to occupy this responsible position.

Along with his tenure in the orchestra, Kirill was busy developing his career of solo artist and ensemble player. Both careers were meteoric, and nowadays Kirill tours the world with solo recitals, as well as with some leading Russian and foreign collectives. “A guy like him is born once in a hundred years”, American “Jazz Minister” and trumpet virtuoso Wynton Marsalis said when he first heard his Russian colleague play.

Vadym Kholodenko (born 1986, in Kyiv) is a Ukrainian pianist, and winner of the gold medal at the Fourteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, who captured the attention of jury, audience, and critics alike for "mesmerizing and exhilarating" performances that brought the crowd to their feet, "[cheering] him like a rock star".

Haik Kazazyan was only 13 year old – but by that time had already been winner of several competition of his Republic – when he got invitation to tour Belgium and France as solo artist. In his fourteen, he began studying with a venerable Moscow professor Eduard Grach, the tutor of such prominent musicians as Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Alyona Baeva, and Aylen Pritchin, to name a few. And now Haik Kazazyan is world famous, playing with best orchestras and at best festivals. He’s a great admirer of unique style of David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, and Yehudi Menuhin.