Since Stanislav Khristenko won First Prize at the 2013 Competition, we have received many inquiries from orchestras and presenters around the U.S. who wish to engage him for an upcoming season. Venues that have presented CIPC winners for years, as well as those that are new, recognize Stanislav’s engaging personality and mastery at the keyboard. He will be very busy for the next three years!
In January, CIPC Executive Director Pierre van der Westhuizen and Artist Manager Della Homenik will introduce Stanislav at the annual conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters in New York. This important networking event is a must for building contacts and securing future engagements.
In the meantime, we caught up with Stanislav to see how his big win at the CIPC has affected his life and his career.
1. We remember reading that you felt winning the Competition was a wonderful new beginning for you. Please elaborate.
It has been three months since my final round performance with The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall and now it is completely clear to me that winning the Cleveland International Piano Competition totally changed my life. Concert engagements that are being offered to me as the winner of the competition are vitally important for my artistic growth. Every performance is a huge professional boost and these next three years will be a valuable time for my further improvement. This prize didn’t only bring me lots of happiness and excitement but more importantly hope and inspiration.
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