Photo credit:
Eva Vermandel
Since becoming Prize Laureate at the Honens International Piano Competition in 2012, Pavel Kolesnikov has performed extensively around the world as soloist with orchestras, in chamber music, and in recitals. Among other venues where he has performed are Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, London’s Wigmore Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, Tokyo’s Saitama Theater and the Louvre Auditorium in Paris. Following his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Daily Telegraph gave Kolesnikov’s recital a rare five-star review. BBC Magazine wrote of his Honens prize-winning performances, which he played with “tremendous clarity, unfailing musicality and considerable beauty.” Kolesnikov’s debut recording, a Tchaikovsky program including The Seasons, was released in 2014. This was followed by a selection of Chopin mazurkas in 2016, which won a Diapason d’Or award. Two more CDs followed in 2018, one of works by Couperin, one by Beethoven. Born in Novosibirsk, Russia, Kolesnikov now lives in London. He believes strongly in the cross-fertilization of the arts, and holds strong interests in painting, photography, and fashion. He is also renowned for his collection of fine perfumes, some of which date back nearly a century.

First LMMC appearance.