Stanislav Khristenko, piano
Praised for his emotional intensity, charismatic expression, and brilliant technique Ukrainian-born pianist Stanislav Khristenko is one of America's most thought-provoking and eminent young artists.
Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of 11. A “poet of piano” (Le Soir), Mr. Khristenko has been praised in the media around the globe. New York Times reviewer Zachary Woolfe wrote that in “an impressive recital… (he) plays with thoughtful lucidity and restraint.” Spanish El Pais wrote of his “precise technique, powerful sound and fingers of steel.”
In the 2014/15 concert season Stanislav appeared as a recitalist and soloist with orchestras throughout the U.S., as well as South Korea, Spain, Belgium, and Bulgaria. Summer 2015 brings Mr. Khristenko to England and South Korea for performances of Rachmaninov's 2nd and Beethoven's 3rd concertos. He will also appear at the Ravinia Festival, New Orleans Keyboard Festival, and International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.
Mr. Khristenko has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Phoenix and Richmond Symphonies, National Orchestra of Belgium, Bilbao and Tenerife Symphony Orchestras, Liege Royal Philharmonic, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, and Takamatsu Symphony Orchestra, among others. His performance highlights include solo recitals in Weill and Zankel Halls at Carnegie Hall, Schubert-Saal at Vienna Konzerthaus, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, as well as performances with orchestras in Grosser Saal of The Berlin Philharmonie, Severance Hall in Cleveland, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, and Hong Kong City Hall.
Mr. Khristenko has won top prizes at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions. In 2013 alone he won First Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the Maria Canals International Music Competition, and was named Fourth Laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition.