When Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov (born 1989) made his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Daily Telegraph awarded a rare five-star review and
When Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov (born 1989) made his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Daily Telegraph awarded a rare five-star review and called it “one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while.”
Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012, recital and festival appearances include Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, the Louvre (Paris), Vancouver Recital Society, La Jolla Music Society, Spoleto Festival USA, Canada’s Ottawa ChamberFest and Banff Summer Festival, and UK Plush Music Festival. Recent and upcoming orchestral appearances include LPO, Philharmonia, Russia’s National Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
Pavel was born in Siberia into a family of scientists. He studied both the piano and violin for ten years, before concentrating on the piano. He has studied at Moscow State Conservatory and Royal College of Music.
Pavel lives in London and prizes his collection of old perfumes which includes specimens dating back to 1920s. His other interests include painting, photography and fashion.
The C Bechstein concert grand is kindly provided by Jacques Samuel pianos.
Valse Op 64 No 2 C sharp minor
Polonaise Op 26 No 1
Mazurka Op 41 No 2 E minor
Valse KK IVa No 15 E minor
Sostenuto (Valse) KK IVb No 10 E flat Major
Nocturne Op posth C sharp minor
Piano Sonata no 17 in D minor, Tempest, Op 31 No 2
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