Pavel Kolesnikov
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1989-02-25
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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.




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Past BBC Events

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Schubert 'Unfinished' Symphony
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Glasgow City Halls
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16
Jan
2020
BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Schubert 'Unfinished' Symphony

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Schubert 'Unfinished' Symphony

Glasgow City Halls
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Symphony Hall, Shanghai
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Symphony Hall, Shanghai
2019-07-06T21:31:14
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6
Jul
2019
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Symphony Hall, Shanghai

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Symphony Hall, Shanghai

Symphony Hall, Shanghai
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing
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Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing
2019-07-05T21:31:14
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5
Jul
2019
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing

Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts, Nanjing
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Grand Theatre, Tianjin
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Tianjin Concert Hall
2019-07-02T21:31:14
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2
Jul
2019
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Grand Theatre, Tianjin

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: BBC Symphony Orchestra China 2019: Grand Theatre, Tianjin

Tianjin Concert Hall
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D
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Barbican, London
2018-11-15T21:31:14
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15
Nov
2018
BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D

Barbican, London

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