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Stanislav Khristenko

Stanislav Khristenko

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 8 pm
Ventura Missionary Church
500 High Point Drive, Ventura, CA

“What’s the Scor”e Pre-Show Talk with Nuvi Mehta at 7:15 pm

Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of eleven. A “poet,” “an architect of great forms” (Le Soir), Mr. Khristenko has been praised in the media around the globe. The Washington Post wrote “it was clear that Khristenko knows how to spin a story; his pacing was mature and unhurried, the dynamic range wide, and his fingers exhibited power and sensitivity." Of his Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall solo recital The New York Concert Review wrote "[he] has the poise and intellect of a seasoned performer.”

Mr. Khristenko has won top prizes at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions. In 2013 alone he won First Prize at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition, First Prize at the 2013 Maria Canals International Music Competition, and was named Fourth Laureate at the 2013 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Mr. Khristenko also was a recipient of the Emil Gilels Award of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation and a Russian Performance Art Foundation Award.

Born in Ukraine, Mr. Khristenko is a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. He received an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2010 where he studied as a full scholarship student with Sergei Babayan.

Sonata for Piano, Sz. 80
  Allegro Moderato
  Sostenuto e Peasante
  Allegro Molto
Bela Bartok
(1881 – 1945)
Fantasies after Poems by Richard Dehmel, Op. 9
  Stimme des Abends
Alexander von Zemlinsky
(1871 – 1942)
Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254 Franz Liszt
(1811 - 1886)
Fantasy in F Minor, Op. 49 Frederic Chopin
(1810 - 1849)
Sonata for Piano No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83
  Allegro inquieto – poco meno – Andantino
  Andante Caloroso – poco piu animato –
    piu Largamente – un poco agitato
Serge Prokofiev
(1891 – 1953)
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