Vadym Kholodenko's estranged wife was found suffering multiple stab wounds

By Char Adams
Updated March 18, 2016 09:15 AM
Credit: Star-Telegram

Two young daughters of a famed Ukrainian pianist have been found dead in their beds outside Dallas, Texas on Thursday and the performer’s estranged wife was found suffering multiple stab wounds, police say, PEOPLE has learned.

The Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the children as Nika Kholodenko, 5, and 1-year-old Michela Kholodenko, but no cause of death has been determined.

The girls had no visible injuries, according to KXAS-TV.

Officers responded to a 911 call at around 9:30 a.m. and found the children’s mother, 31-year-old Sofya Tsygankova suffering multiple stab wounds according to KXAS. She was rushed to a hospital and underwent surgery. Her current condition is unknown.

The victims are the daughters of Tsygankova and Vadym Kholodenko, an internationally-renowned pianist who lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Police said it is too early to identify a suspect, according to KTVT.

Kholodenko and Tsygankova married in 2010, but filed for divorce and had not lived together since last year, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

A neighbor told the Star-Telegram that the children were “happy” and called Tsygankova “attentive.”

“I would see them together jumping on the trampoline,” the neighbor said. “I saw them Wednesday morning.”

Kholodenko was scheduled to perform three shows with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra this weekend.

A symphony spokesperson told the Star-Telegram: “We are currently formulating our plan for this weekend’s concerts in light of the developing situation.”