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Pavel Kolesnikov

Born in Siberia in 1989, Pavel Kolesnikov currently calls London his home. He studied at Moscow State Conservatory with Sergey Dorensky, at the London Royal College of Music with Norma Fisher and with Maria João Pires at Brussels’ Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel, with support from scholarships granted by the Royal College and the Hattori Foundation. In autumn of 2014, Kolesnikov was named one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists for 2014 – 2016. Ever since he was awarded 1st Prize in 2012 at the Honens International Piano Competition in Canada, Kolesnikov has been conquering the hearts of music-loving audiences far and wide. The Honens prize has paved the way for a great number of recitals and guest festival appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Louvre Auditorium, Vancouver Recital Society, La Jolla Music Society, Spoleto Festival (Charleston, NC) and Ottawa Chamber Music Festival. He has also performed with the Russian National Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Philharmonia Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 2015 marked Kolesnikov’s début appearance at the Ruhr Piano Festival.

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Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr Vol. 34 / Live Recordings 2015
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