August 4: Stanislav Khristenko


Thursday, August 4 at the Hall

Stanislav Khristenko – classical piano  – 7pm pre-show talk/8pm performance


Pianist Stanislav Khristenko has captivated audiences on four continents stanislav Kristenkosince his first solo recital at age eleven. Praised for his emotional intensity, charismatic expression and brilliant technique, Ukrainian-born Khristenko is one of America’s most thought-provoking and eminent young artists.

The Washington Post wrote, “His pacing was mature and unhurried…his fingers exhibited power and sensitivity,” and The Cleveland Plain Dealer described his playing as “deeply spiritual with great individuality…a tour-de-force of technical, musical and stylistic mastery.”  Le Soir calls him a “poet of piano.”

The Cleveland Piano Competition gold-medallist has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra and Moscow Conservatory Orchestra, among others. His solo highlights include recitals in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and performances with orchestra in Grosser Hall of Berlin Philharmonie, Severance Hall in Cleveland, and Moscow Conservatory Great Hall.

Winning more than 25 international piano competitions, he has won top prizes in Mexico, Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, Greece, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States. Khristenko is a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, where he studied with Vera Gornostaeva, Daria Petrova and Maxim Philippov. He has received the Emil Gilels Award of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation and the Russian Performance Art Foundation Award.

“Khristenko’s gentle, loving approach to the keyboard—and his palette of touches—yielded a startling array of emotions.” — The Washington Post

“There are many extremely gifted young pianists in the world now, and it is difficult to predict which ones will have a long career of importance. But I will be very surprised if Stanislav Khristenko is not one of them.” —Fanfare Magazine

“Playful lightness and effortless precision…” —The Gramophone