Belarus | Age 20
Uladzislau Khandohi was born in Minsk, Belarus, to a family of musicians—dulcimer players. When his parents noticed him picking out melodies on the piano at the age of 7, they took him to music school, where he progressed quickly; he won his first grand prix (at the Mendzelevskaya Open City Competition for young pianists in Mogilev) at age 10, and the first prize of the Sviridov Competition for Young Performers in St. Petersburg a year later.
In 2013, he entered the Republican Music College of the Belarusian State Academy of Music, after which he became a laureate of many international competitions, including first-prize wins at Kazakhstan’s International Astana Piano Passion Competition; International Nutcracker Television Contest; and International Sviridov Competition. In 2016, he reached the finals of the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in Salt Lake City and recorded his first solo album.
Now 20, Uladzislau has performed in Belarus, Russia, Spain, Italy, and France. He has studied with Natalia Trull at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory since 2020. He most recently won the 2021 editions of the Ferrol International Piano Competition in Spain and the Sanremo International Piano Competition in Italy.
HOUGH Fanfare Toccata
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, op. 13
SCRIABIN Mazurka in E Minor, op. 25, no. 3
PROKOFIEV Etudes, op. 2
BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 903
PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 6 in A Major, op. 82
Semifinal Round – recital
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
RACHMANINOV Études-Tableaux, op. 39, nos. 2, 3, 4
RACHMANINOV Variations on a Theme of Corelli, op. 42
Semifinal Round – Mozart concerto
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, op. 11
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18