Stanislav Khristenko , piano

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’ (LeSoir), 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 appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, the Cleveland Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, Berliner Musikfreunde Orchestra, Takamatsu Symphony Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony, Northwest Florida Symphony and Moscow Conservatory Orchestra, among others. His performance highlights include solo recitals in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubertsaal in Vienna, Phillips Collection in Washington; and performances with orchestra in Grosser Hall of 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 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.

Following Mr. Khristenko’s performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with The Cleveland Orchestra in the final round of the Cleveland Competition, the Plain Dealer’s Zachary Lewis praised his performance for its “shimmering filigree and phrases of exquisite tenderness, in which every note mattered.”

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.