“Mr. Khristenko plays with thoughtful lucidity and restraint. While his technique is more than solid, he has barely an ounce of flamboyance about him.” The New York Times
Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences on four continents since his first solo recital at the age of 11 at the Kharkiv Philharmonic Hall in Ukraine. A “poet of piano” (Le Soir, Belgium), Mr. Khristenko has been praised for his emotional intensity, charismatic expression, “pallette of touches”, “solid” and “precise” technique by The New York Times, The Washington Post and Miami Herald (USA); The Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine (UK) and El Pais (Spain).
As a concert pianist, Stanislav Khristenko received prizes at over 30 international piano competitions including Cleveland International Piano Competition, Maria Canals International Piano Competition and Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition. His recordings were released on Steinway&Sons, Naxos, Oehms, Toccata Classics and recording labels. Mr. Khristenko has appeared as a piano soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, Phoenix, Puerto Rico and Richmond Symphonies, National Orchestra of Belgium, Bilbao, Madrid and Tenerife Symphony Orchestras, Liege Royal Philharmonic, and Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. His performance highlights include solo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Palais de Beaux-Arts in Brussels, as well as performances with orchestras in The Berlin Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, and Hong Kong City Hall. Stanislav Khristenko is a Steinway Artist.
An accomplished and internationally recognized concert pianist, Stanislav Khristenko recently has launched a second career as a conductor. In this role Stanislav Khristenko has appeared with orchestras in Ukraine, including Kyiv Soloists National Chamber Orchestra, Kharkiv Opera Orchestra; as well as Fargo-Moorhead Symphony, Concordia Symphony (USA), Moravian Philharmonic (Czech Republic) and Kammerphilharmonie Graz (Austria). He has taken part in a number of conducting workshops in the United States, Austria, and Czech Republic. Mr. Khristenko received Postgraduate Artistic Training Diploma in conducting from The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw (Poland). In the summer of 2016 Stanislav Khristenko has won a Second prize at the Kammerphilharmonie Graz Conducting Competition. Mr. Khristenko is the founder and Music Director of the KharkivMusicFest and Nova Sinfonietta Chamber Orchestra in Kharkiv, Ukraine.