On Dec. 1, Martin Hall was filled with a record number of audience members eager to hear world-renown pianist Vadym Kholodenko perform. The 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold Medalist serenaded a full house with the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky on the newly acquired Hamburg Steinway Grand Piano.
Kholodenko selected this prestigious instrument for the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, where twenty-three out of thirty competitors would choose to compete with the piano due to its “clear, melodic sound,” as was reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The piano was acquired by Texas Wesleyan in August for the benefit of students, music enthusiasts, and the entire Fort Worth community.
Proceeds from the concert benefited the Steinway Piano Fund. If you would like to contribute to the Steinway Piano Fund, go to txwes.edu/steinwaypiano.