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Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel


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About Pavel

Following his seven-concert residency at the Aldeburgh Festival and sixth appearance at the BBC Proms this summer, the 2023/24 season sees Pavel Kolesnikov perform twice with the with the Danish National Symphony (with Susanna Mälkki and Manfred Honeck), debut with Cincinnati Symphony and Netherlands Philharmonic (both with Sir Mark Elder) and embark on a recital tour of North America. He also returns to the Philharmonia Orchestra (Santtu-Matias Rouvali), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Vasily Petrenko), Klavier Festival Ruhr and to Wigmore Hall where he was Artist-in-Residence during 2020/21.

Pavel is known for his cross-genre collaborations and narrative programmes. Recent examples include Celestial Navigation – a sequence of music featuring projections by architect Sophie Hicks and text by Martin Crimp – and his realisation of Bach’s Goldberg Variations with dancer Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker which has been staged over fifty times across Europe. Pavel also regularly performs with pianist Samson Tsoy and the duo’s Carnegie Hall debut this season follows recent dates at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw and London’s Southbank and Barbican centres – the latter as part of Europe’s first-ever Classical Pride.

Pavel won the Honens International Piano Competition in 2012 and was a BBC New Generation Artist between 2014-16. He has since worked with all the BBC orchestras, London Symphony, London Philharmonic, The Hallé, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Orquestra Simfónica de Barcelona, City of Birmingham Symphony, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony and Stavanger Symphony among others. He regularly gives recitals at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Park Avenue Armoury, La Roque-d’Anthéron, Konzerthaus Berlin, Piano aux Jacobins Festival and De Singel.

Pavel's discography for Hyperion includes albums of music by Reynaldo Hahn, Louis Couperin and Chopin.

Pavel is based in London

Season Highlights

Oct 2023
Royal Concert Hall, Notthingham
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko (conductor)
Nov 2023
Wigmore Hall
Solo recital: Górecki: For Anna Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 17 Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest' Messiaen: La colombe Mozart: Piano Sonata in A K331 Górecki: For Anna Schubert: Piano Sonata in A minor D784
Jan 2024
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Sir Mark Elder (conductor)