Malvern, WR14 3HB
Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
- Schumann Kinderszenen Op.15 (1838)
- Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109
- J S Bach Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
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’. 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. 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 returns to Malvern Concert Club following his stellar performance in 2019.
Member tickets £18 (purchased through the club)
Adult £23, Student under 21 in full-time education £6 are purchased through the theatre.
Prices include a £2 contribution towards Malvern Theatres’ Heritage Fund.
Malvern Theatres also charge a booking fee of 12%, except for members of the Theatres’ own Gold, Silver and Bronze membership schemes. Please apply to the Theatres for details. Prices including the fee are £25.76 and £6.72 (students).