Described as a “poet of piano” by Le Soir (Belgium), Ukrainian-born American pianist and conductor Stanislav Khristenko has performed as a pianist in some of the world’s major concert halls and recently launched his second career as a conductor. He has been praised for “emotional intensity”, “charismatic expression”, “pallette of touches”, “solid” and “precise technique” by The New York Times, The Washington Post and Miami Herald (USA); The Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine (UK) and El Pais (Spain).
Prizewinner of over 30 international piano competitions, Stanislav Khristenko has appeared as a piano soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Phoenix, Puerto Rico and Richmond Symphonies, National Orchestra of Belgium, Bilbao, Madrid and Tenerife Symphony Orchestras, Liege Royal Philharmonic, and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His performance highlights include solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, as well as performances with orchestras in The Berlin Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Prague Rudolfinum, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, among others. His recordings were released on Steinway & Sons label (“Fantasies” and “Romeo and Juliet”), Naxos (“Soler Sonatas”), Oehms and Toccata Classics (“Ernst Krenek Piano Works”).
Stanislav Khristenko was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and got his early music education there. He gave his first piano solo recital in Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall at the age of 11. Later he graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory before moving to the United States in 2008 and graduating from Cleveland Institute of Music. In recent years, Stanislav started projects in his hometown by co-founding one of the major classical music festivals in Ukraine, KharkivMusicFest, as well as founding Nova Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra. In just 4 years of existence, KharkivMusicFest presented performances of the world’s top musicians as well as unique projects including outreach concerts, painted pianos on streets, Festival Orchestra, a classical music forum, Children’s Orchestra, among others.
Stanislav Khristenko is a Steinway Artist. For details visit khristenko.com