Cliburn winner’s wife is indicted for two murdersmain
Sofya Tsygankova, 32, estranged wife of Vadym Kholodenko, has been indicted in a Texas court for the capital murder by suffocation on March 17 of their two daughters, Michaela and Nika, aged five and one year old.
She pleaded not guilty and was returned to jail, with bond set at $2 million.
Kholodenko, in a Los Angeles interview, said he finds meaning in the music of Scriabin, who also suffered the loss of several children. ‘His personal tragedies and the way he kept going through them are perfect examples of a strong spirit inside the man, and I thought about that a lot during the past few months. In any case, I believe that music is not necessarily obliged to express feelings in our human sense. Playing the music of Scriabin has a different meaning for me, and I don’t implicate here my own intrinsic feelings and experience. Everyone has his own path of life, and we all should go through whatever life gives to us with dignity.’