EMERGING as one of the world’s finest young musicians, a renowned pianist is making his way to the Tyne Valley.

Ukranian pianist Vadym Kholodenko will perform in Hexham’s Queen’s Hall on Tuesday, January 28 at 7.30pm.

As the winner of the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2013, the 33-year-old is fast building a reputation as one of the most musically dynamic and technically gifted young pianists performing today.

Vadym has worked with several of today’s leading conductors including Valery Gergiev, Leonard Slatkin and Kirill Karabits, and his recording of the Grieg piano concerto five years ago was hailed by Gramophone magazine as ‘truly outstanding’.

He is distinguished as a recitalist and chamber musician, and his programme includes Schubert’s ‘little’ A major sonata and Rachmaninov’s second sonata.

The programme for his Queen’s Hall performance is as follows:

l Mozart Piano Sonata no. 14 in C minor, K457;

l Schubert Piano Sonata no. 13 in A major, D664;

l Saariaho Ballade;

l Scriabin Preludes (selection);

l Rachmaninov Piano Sonata no. 2 in B flat minor.