Fri 24 Jan 2020, SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church
A Grade I, G.F. Bodley designed church and adjoining cloister that forms part of St Stephen's House, a Permanent Private Hall of the University.
Recently updated as a concert venue, SJE has underfloor heating and new lighting, comfortable chairs, a new toilet block, staging, and a Steinway D concert grand piano. The acoustic is superb.
SJE is on the Iffley Road opposite the University Sports Ground. Buses from Oxford city centre stop directly outside. Buses from London stop five minutes' walk away in St Clement's.
Capacity: 400 - 500
Disabled access and toilet.
Bar on site for most events.
A selection of Green Rooms for performers.
Public car parks at St Clement's and behind Tesco on Cowley Road.
Limited parking for performers and Blue Badge holders in the college and, for some events, extra parking for the general public nearby
Walking: approx. 25 mins
By Bus: approx. 15 mins, from Westgate (Stop E1), Bus 3 or 3A to Rose Hill, James Street West Stop. Also X90 and BROOKESbus U5
By car: approx. 5
109a Iffley Road,
7th SJE Arts International Piano Series: Vadym Kholodenko
Friday 24 January 2020, 7.30pm
Vadym Kholodenko’s victory at the 2013 Cliburn Competition captivated audiences and critics alike, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra immediately appointing him as their first Artist in Partnership. He already had a string of awards to his name, including First Prize at the 2011 Schubert Piano Competition in Dortmund, First Prize at the 2010 Sendai Piano Competition in Japan and the Grand Prix at the Maria Callas Competition in Athens.
Kholodenko has since performed with major orchestras and in recital throughout the USA. His 2017 London debut with the Royal Philharmonic resulted in a re-invitation and elsewhere in Europe he has worked with such orchestras as BBC Scottish Symphony, Malmö Symphony and Orquesta Nacional de España. He is a regular visitor to Japan and has also performed recitals in Beijing and Singapore. In Europe 2018/19 he made his recital debuts at Wigmore Hall, London, Salle Gaveau, Paris and Vienna Konzerthaus.
Kholodenko’s programme for tonight is built around three sonatas: Mozart's Sonata in C minor, one of only two examples of Mozart’s use of a minor key for a piano sonata, the other being no. 8 in A Minor; Schubert’s joyful and lyrical ‘Little’ sonata written during a happy summer spent in the Styrian countryside, and to close, the powerful Piano Sonata no. 2 by Rachmaninov.
Tickets: £30, £26, £17; under 25s £10 reduction
Season Passes are also available for all 7th SJE Arts Piano Series concerts. Click HERE for more details or to book.
Duration: 1 hour 45mins with interval
Mozart: Piano Sonata in C minor K 457
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A major D 664
Scriabin: Selection of Preludes
Rachmaninov: Piano Sonata no. 2
To book a Wheelchair Space for this event, please call 01865 305 305.