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On the Keys: David Kiser Talks with Vadym Kholodenko, Van Cliburn Medalist

Vadym Kholodenko
Gina Bachauer

VadymKholodenko won the Gold Medal at the 13th International Van Cliburn Piano Competition. On this week’s On the Keys, host David Kiser interviews Vadym. He then plays Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra led by EdvardTchivzhel. In between, he plays a Polka by Rachmaninoff that enamored audiences last year in Greenville, in an impromptu performance at an after-party.  Though he has won one of the most well-known piano competitions, Vadym shares his distaste for competitions in the interview. 

  - Classical Stations: Thu, Oct 30, 8 pm -

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David Kiser is host and producer of On the Keys, an hour of piano music played by virtuoso pianists, for South Carolina Public Radio's Classical Stations. David began studying piano at 10. More recently he obtained a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Converse College with Professor Douglas Weeks. Formerly he studied at the University of South Carolina and before that the College of the Charleston with full scholarship. (Not to mention a stint at Wofford College studying government). He he has also studied organ with Brennan Szafron of Converse College and has passed the playing portion of the AGO Associate Exam.