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Van Cliburn gold medalist to play works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy

Vadym Kholodenko
Vadym Kholodenko

The UGA Performing Arts Center will present pianist Vadym Kholodenko March 31 at 8 p.m. in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall. Kholodenko won the gold medal at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013 and is the reigning gold medalist of the quadrennial competition.

Tickets for the concert are $25-$42; they will be discounted for UGA students. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office, online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

In addition to winning the gold, Kholodenko took home prizes for best performance of the piano quintet and best performance of the commissioned work. He further demonstrated his artistry with a cadenza in Mozart’s “Concerto No. 21 in C Major,” which he composed himself on the plane from Moscow.

Kholodenko’s Performing Arts Center program will include works by Handel, Mozart, Beethoven and Debussy. The Performing Arts Center will offer a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the performance.