Pavel Kolesnikov

plays Chopin & Beethoven

THU 11 JUNE 2020

Found Season

When Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov (born 1989) made his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Daily Telegraph awarded 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, recital and festival appearances 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 UK Plush Music Festival. Recent and upcoming orchestral appearances include LPO, Philharmonia, Russia’s National Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Pavel was born in Siberia into a family of scientists. He studied both the piano and violin for ten years, before concentrating on the piano. He has studied at Moscow State Conservatory and  Royal College of Music.

Pavel lives in London and prizes his collection of old perfumes which includes specimens dating back to 1920s. His other interests include painting, photography and fashion

The C Bechstein concert grand is kindly provided­ by Jacques Samuel pianos.


Polonaise Op.26/1

Mazurka Op 41/2 E minor

Valse KK IVa Nr.15 in E minor

Sostenuto (Valse) KK IVb Nr.10 E flat Major

Nocturne Op.posth C sharp minor


Piano Sonata no.17 in D minor, Tempest, op.31 no.2

We are hoping for an encore or two.