Pavel Kolesnikov
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1989
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Pavel Kolesnikov

Pavel Kolesnikov Biography (BBC)

Following Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov’s Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Telegraph gave his recital 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, Kolesnikov has been winning hearts around the world. A live recording of his prize-winning performances was released on the Honens label in March 2013, about which the BBC Music Magazine wrote “tremendous clarity, unfailing musicality and considerable beauty”. This June, his debut studio recording was released on the Hyperion label to critical acclaim. The Sunday Times described his playing on this all-Tchaikovsky disc as having “affection and élan”.

Significant recital and festival appearances resulting from the Honens Prize 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 the United Kingdom’s Plush Music Festival. Recent and upcoming orchestral appearances include Russia’s National Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

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 studied at Moscow State Conservatory with Sergey Dorensky, at London’s Royal College of Music with Norma Fisher and at Brussels’ Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Maria João Pires thanks to the generous support of Mr Christopher D Budden, the RCM Scholarship Foundation and Hattori Foundation. He calls London home.




Pavel Kolesnikov Performances

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Fryderyk Chopin
Mazurka in A minor Op. 17 No. 4
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Mazurka in A minor Op. 17 No. 4
Ludwig van Beethoven
Rondo a capriccio in G major Op.129 (Rage over a lost penny)
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Rondo a capriccio in G major Op.129 (Rage over a lost penny)
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata in A minor Wq.57`2 for keyboard
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Sonata in A minor Wq.57`2 for keyboard
Fryderyk Chopin
Mazurka in A Minor Op.68/2 & Op.24 No 1 G Minor
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Mazurka in A Minor Op.68/2 & Op.24 No 1 G Minor
Fryderyk Chopin
Mazurka in B flat Major, Op.17, No.1
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Mazurka in B flat Major, Op.17, No.1
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seaons June Op 37a
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The Seaons June Op 37a
Felix Mendelssohn
Sonata no. 2 in D major Op.58 for cello and piano
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Sonata no. 2 in D major Op.58 for cello and piano
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
June from 'The Seasons'
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June from 'The Seasons'
Antonin Dvorak
Quintet no. 2 in A major Op.81 for piano and strings
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Quintet no. 2 in A major Op.81 for piano and strings
Fryderyk Chopin
Mazurka, Op. 17 No. 4
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Mazurka, Op. 17 No. 4
Louis Couperin
Chaconne in D minor
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Chaconne in D minor
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons - October (Chant d'automne)
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The Seasons - October (Chant d'automne)
Clara Schumann
6 Songs, Op. 13, no.2; Sie liebten sich Beide
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6 Songs, Op. 13, no.2; Sie liebten sich Beide
Fryderyk Chopin
Mazurka in A minor (Notre Temps), BI 134
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Mazurka in A minor (Notre Temps), BI 134
Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite (Bwv.1009), Arr. Schumann For Cello And Piano [orig. No.3 For Cello Solo]
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Suite (Bwv.1009), Arr. Schumann For Cello And Piano [orig. No.3 For Cello Solo]
Robert Schumann
Phantasiestucke Op.73 For Clarinet (Or Violin Or Cello) & Piano
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Phantasiestucke Op.73 For Clarinet (Or Violin Or Cello) & Piano
Johannes Brahms
Chaconne for Piano Left Hand (Bach arr. Brahms)
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Chaconne for Piano Left Hand (Bach arr. Brahms)
Fryderyk Chopin
3 Mazurkas Op.50: Number 3 in C sharp minor
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3 Mazurkas Op.50: Number 3 in C sharp minor
Fryderyk Chopin
3 Nocturnes Op.15 for piano: Number 1 in F major
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3 Nocturnes Op.15 for piano: Number 1 in F major
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in C minor K.475
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Fantasia in C minor K.475
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata No 10 in G major Op 14 No 2
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Sonata No 10 in G major Op 14 No 2
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Sonata in E minor Wq59/1 H281
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Sonata in E minor Wq59/1 H281
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Variations in D minor on a Spanish Folia
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Variations in D minor on a Spanish Folia
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata for Keyboard in C minor, L10 K84
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Sonata for Keyboard in C minor, L10 K84
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata for Keyboard in A major, L391 K39
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Sonata for Keyboard in A major, L391 K39
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, L18 K331
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Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, L18 K331
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Six morceaux op 19, No 5 : Capriccioso
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Six morceaux op 19, No 5 : Capriccioso
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons: October, November, December
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The Seasons: October, November, December
Beethoven, Pavel Kolesnikov & BBC Philharmonic
Piano Concerto no.1 in C Op.15
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Piano Concerto no.1 in C Op.15
Dmitri Shostakovich
Quintet In G Minor Op.57
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Quintet In G Minor Op.57
Pavel Kolesnikov
Waltz In A Flat Major Op.69`1 (L'Adieu)
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Waltz In A Flat Major Op.69`1 (L'Adieu)
Franz Liszt
Soirees De Vienne - 9 Valses-Caprices S.427, no. 6 in A minor
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Soirees De Vienne - 9 Valses-Caprices S.427, no. 6 in A minor
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Upcoming BBC Events

Smetana, Tchaikovsky & Dvořák
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Leeds Town Hall
2016-10-29T12:28:33
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BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Be in the Audience
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2016-11-08T12:28:33
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Dvořák, Chopin, Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky
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Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
2016-12-09T12:28:33
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Past BBC Events

Prom 30 Proms 2016
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Royal Albert Hall
2016-08-07T12:28:33
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Aug
2016
Prom 30 Proms 2016

Prom 30 Proms 2016

15:45
Royal Albert Hall
Polish Polyphony Be in the Audience
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St Paul's Knightsbridge, London
2016-06-15T12:28:33
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15
Jun
2016
Polish Polyphony Be in the Audience

Polish Polyphony Be in the Audience

14:00
St Paul's Knightsbridge, London
Beethoven and Elgar BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2016-05-11T12:28:33
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11
May
2016
Beethoven and Elgar BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts

Beethoven and Elgar BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Be in the Audience
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2015-12-01T12:28:33
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1
Dec
2015
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Be in the Audience

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 Be in the Audience

14:30
BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
BBC Philharmonic performs Lilburn, Matthews and Ravel BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2015-09-08T12:28:33
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8
Sep
2015
BBC Philharmonic performs Lilburn, Matthews and Ravel BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts

BBC Philharmonic performs Lilburn, Matthews and Ravel BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts

14:00
MediaCityUK, Salford

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