Very few pianists of Kolesnikov's generation share his abundance of intelligence, sensitivity, musicality, imagination, and sheer instrumental mastery.
London-based Pavel Kolesnikov was born in Siberia into a family of scientists. He studied both the piano and violin for ten years, before concentrating solely on the piano.
He has given recitals at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, as part of the international Piano Series, and at Kings Place, London. He enjoys collaborating with other musicians, such as the Brahms Violin and Viola Sonatas with Lawrence Power, again at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. Pavel has also given recitals in South Korea, Japan, Spain, and Germany, and at the La Roque d’Antheron festival, the Musiq3 Festival in Brussels, and the Aldeburgh Festival. He returns regularly to the Wigmore Hall in London. A major project for Pavel is currently ongoing with the Rosas Dance Company, performing the Bach Goldberg Variations with the company’s founder Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. The project has so far been performed in Vienna, Brussels, Montpellier, Brugges, and Seville.
News and Articles
New performances online19 February 2021
Happy 250, Beethoven!16 December 2020
Best of 2020 new releases11 December 2020
Pavel Kolesnikov on Bach25 August 2020
Wigmore Hall new season announced18 August 2020
The show must go online16 August 2020
Pavel Kolesnikov returns to Wigmore9 June 2020
Live music returns to Wigmore Hall12 May 2020
Looking forward to 2020/2120 April 2020
The season is in full swing.........7 November 2019
Pavel Kolesnikov releases new CD of Chopin: Impromptus, waltzes & mazurkas26 September 2019
Pavel Kolesnikov joins the newly-formed Britten-Shostakovich Festival Orchestra16 September 2019
Lawrence Power champions the viola repertoire with a busy Spring diary21 May 2019
Signing, Appointments and the Next Generation4 December 2018
NewsletterMaestro Arts welcomes ..... 27 June 2018
Britten, Bernstein and America II - Snape MaltingsPavel Kolesnikov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 9 June 2018
NewsletterSignings, Awards and CDs 4 May 2018
Pavel Kolesnikov - Louis Couperin29 March 2018
Allan Clayton and Pavel Kolesnikov on the Gramophone Awards 2017 shortlist1 August 2017
Pavel Kolesnikov wins Diapason d'Or de l'Année 201624 November 2016