Malvern Concert Club: Pavel Kolesnikov
November 28th 7:30 pm
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Chopin Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op.66
Nocturne in F sharp, Op.15, No.2
Scherzo No.3 in C sharp minor, Op.39
Prelude in D Flat, Op.28
Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27, No.2, Moonlight
Schumann Nachtstück, Op.23, No.1
Bartók Out of Doors from The Night’s Music
Debussy Prélude Book II No.12, Feux d’artifice
Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C, Op.53, Waldstein
London-based Pavel Kolesnikov was born in Novosibirsk, Russia and studied both the piano and violin for ten years, before concentrating solely on the piano. He went on to study at the Moscow State Conservatory, the Royal College of Music and in Brussels with Maria João Pires. During his studies he was awarded the Milstein Medal and
the RCM Benjamin Britten Piano Fellowship.
Since becoming Prize Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012, Pavel has performed extensively across the globe including major venues in New York, Berlin, Melbourne, Tokyo and Paris. Following his Wigmore Hall debut in January 2014, The Daily Telegraph gave his recital a rare five-star review declaring it ‘one of the most memorable of such occasions London has witnessed in a while’.
A former member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, Pavel made his BBC Proms debut in 2016 in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.2, returning in 2017 to give an all-Chopin solo recital. He maintains a busy career as a recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with many international orchestras.
His studio recordings have been met with critical acclaim, including a Diapason d’Or and a Gramophone Award nomination, whilst earning Pavel a place in The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Cultural Best’ of 2016. Of his most recent all-Beethoven Hyperion CD, MusicWeb International said ‘This Moonlight teems with insight and ambiguity, and leaves an indelible impression that deepens with each listen.’