Biography: Stanislav Khristenko, Pianist

Stanislav KhristenkoStanislav Khristenko’s performances has captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of eleven. 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 said “[he] has the poise and intellect of a seasoned performer.”Stanislav’s performance was described by The Cleveland Plain Dealer as“a deeply spiritual with great individuality”and“tour-de-force of technical, musical and stylistic mastery”.

Stanislav has appeared as a soloist with 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.

The winner of over 25 International Piano Competitions, Stanislav won top prizes in Italy, Spain, Japan, Korea, Greece, Slovakia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia and the United States.

Stanislav was a recipient of Emil Gilels Award of Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation and Russian Performance Art Foundation Award.

Born in Ukraine, Stanislav 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 with Sergei Babayan.