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.




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Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka In C Sharp Minor, Op. 50/3
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Mazurka In C Sharp Minor, Op. 50/3
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons (extracts)
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The Seasons (extracts)
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
Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka in A flat major, Op.59 No.2
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Mazurka in A flat major, Op.59 No.2
Louis Couperin
Canaries
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Canaries
Louis Couperin
Suite in A major: Gigue
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Suite in A major: Gigue
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23, 3rd movt: Allegro
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Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23, 3rd movt: Allegro
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Romanze in A flat major KV Anh 205
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Romanze in A flat major KV Anh 205
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo Op 117 No 3 in C sharp minor
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Intermezzo Op 117 No 3 in C sharp minor
Antonín Dvořák
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
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
February: Carnival (The Seaons, Op 37b)
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February: Carnival (The Seaons, Op 37b)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
The Seasons (January - By the Fireside)
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The Seasons (January - By the Fireside)
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op.117 No.3
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Intermezzo in C sharp minor, Op.117 No.3
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Passe Lointain, Op.72/17
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Passe Lointain, Op.72/17
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Dumka, Scene rustique Russe, Op.59
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Dumka, Scene rustique Russe, Op.59
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Polka peu dansante, Op.51 No.2
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Polka peu dansante, Op.51 No.2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Echo rustique, Op. 72 No.13
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Echo rustique, Op. 72 No.13
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Reverie interrompue, Op.40 No.12
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Reverie interrompue, Op.40 No.12
Louis Couperin
Pavanne in F sharp minor
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Pavanne in F sharp minor
Louis Couperin
Suite in A major
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Suite in A major
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op 117, No 2
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Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op 117, No 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat major, Op.7
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Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat major, Op.7
Johannes Brahms
Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
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Intermezzo in E flat major, Op.117 No.1
Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka In B flat minor, Op.24 no.4
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Mazurka In B flat minor, Op.24 no.4
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
18 Pieces Op 72 for piano; no 13; Echo rustique
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18 Pieces Op 72 for piano; no 13; Echo rustique
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
6 Pieces for piano (Op 51), no 2; Polka peu dansante (Allegro moderato)
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6 Pieces for piano (Op 51), no 2; Polka peu dansante (Allegro moderato)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Scherzo humoristique, Op.19 no.2
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Scherzo humoristique, Op.19 no.2
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Keyboard Sonata in A major Wq.55`4
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Keyboard Sonata in A major Wq.55`4
Frédéric Chopin
Mazurka In A Flat, Op. 50/2
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Mazurka In A Flat, Op. 50/2
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 (original version)
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Piano Concerto No.1 (original version)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Capriccioso, Op 19 No 5 (Six morceaux)
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Capriccioso, Op 19 No 5 (Six morceaux)
Ludwig van Beethoven
Allegretto in C minor, WoO53
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Allegretto in C minor, WoO53
Johannes Brahms
Sonata in E flat Op 120 no 2
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Sonata in E flat Op 120 no 2
Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata no. 10 in G major Op.14`2 for piano
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Sonata no. 10 in G major Op.14`2 for piano
Ludwig van Beethoven
7 Bagatelles Op.33 for piano i no.6 in D major; Allegretto quasi andante
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7 Bagatelles Op.33 for piano i no.6 in D major; Allegretto quasi andante
Louis Couperin
Pavanne in F sharp minor B`D.121 (Pieces de clavecin)
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Pavanne in F sharp minor B`D.121 (Pieces de clavecin)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Scherzo humoristique, Op 19 No 2 (Six morceaux)
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Scherzo humoristique, Op 19 No 2 (Six morceaux)
Jean‐Philippe Rameau
Tambourin
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Tambourin
Igor Stravinsky
Concerto for Two Pianos
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Concerto for Two Pianos
Robert Schumann
Six Pieces in Canonic Form Op.56 (arr. Debussy)
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Six Pieces in Canonic Form Op.56 (arr. Debussy)
Robert Schumann
Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola & piano
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Fairy Tales for clarinet, viola & piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fantasia in C minor K.475
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Fantasia in C minor K.475
Frédéric Chopin
Waltz In A Minor Op.Posth.
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Waltz In A Minor Op.Posth.
Sergey Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
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Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
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Upcoming BBC Events

BBC SSO 2019-20 Season: Schubert 'Unfinished' Symphony
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Glasgow City Halls
2020-01-16T11:56:38
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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

Upcoming Events

7
May
2019
Pavel Kolesnikov, Lawrence Power
Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
25
May
2019
Pavel Kolesnikov, Narek Hakhnazaryan
Wigmore Hall, London, UK

Past BBC Events

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season: Martyn Brabbins conducts Ethel Smyth's Mass in D
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Barbican, London
2018-11-15T11:56:38
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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
BBC Symphony Chorus: BBC Symphony Chorus at Maida Vale: Brahms A German Requiem
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BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
2018-03-11T11:56:38
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11
Mar
2018
BBC Symphony Chorus: BBC Symphony Chorus at Maida Vale: Brahms A German Requiem

BBC Symphony Chorus: BBC Symphony Chorus at Maida Vale: Brahms A German Requiem

BBC Maida Vale Studios, London
Beethoven & Tchaikovsky at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
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Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
2018-03-08T11:56:38
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8
Mar
2018
Beethoven & Tchaikovsky at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Beethoven & Tchaikovsky at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

19:30
Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Euroradio 50th Anniversary Concert
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LSO St Luke’s, London
2017-11-27T11:56:38
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27
Nov
2017
Euroradio 50th Anniversary Concert

Euroradio 50th Anniversary Concert

LSO St Luke’s, London
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Delius, Beethoven & Sibelius
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MediaCityUK, Salford
2017-10-27T11:56:38
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27
Oct
2017
BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Delius, Beethoven & Sibelius

BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts: Delius, Beethoven & Sibelius

13:55
MediaCityUK, Salford

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