2022 Cliburn Medalist in Concert
Widely considered one of the preeminent international music contests, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition exists to share excellent classical music with the largest international audience possible and to launch the careers of its winners.
Building on a rich tradition that began with its 1962 origins in honor of Van Cliburn and his vision for using music to serve audiences and break down boundaries, the Cliburn seeks to achieve the highest artistic standards while utilizing contemporary tools to advance its reach. The world's top 18- to 31-year-old pianists compete for gold in front of a live audience in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as global online viewership of over 10 million.
The concert will feature Dmytro Choni of Ukraine. He took home bronze at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in June 2022, only the second Ukrainian pianist to medal at the prestigious contest. He won hearts and accolades with a compelling and colorful musicality that is fortified by a genuine, immediately engaging stage presence. As one critic noted: “Each time he strode onstage, it was with winning confidence and a big smile. He’s clearly an accomplished, assured―and communicative—pro” (Dallas Morning News).
Highlights from Dmytro’s 2022–2023 inaugural tour as Cliburn medalist include Beethovenfest Bonn, the Duszniki International Chopin Piano Festival (Poland), Salle Cortot (Paris) and Palau de la Música (Barcelona); concertos with the Hamburger Camerata and Silesian Philharmonic; and a recital tour across the United States.
This performance is presented by the Charlotte Concerts Legacy Fund.
Monday, November 21 at 8:00pm
Sarah Belk Gambrell Center for the Arts and Civic Engagement, Sandra Levine Theatre
2319 Wellesley Ave, Charlotte, NC 28207