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Pavel Kolesnikov

Pavel Kolesnikov
20 November 2023 Barnes Music Festival
17th Mar 2024

Pavel Kolesnikov

In 2012 pianist Pavel Kolesnikov became a sensation at the Honens International Piano Competition when he took home the world’s largest piano prize. Since, Pavel has given recitals at Wigmore Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, as part of the international Piano Series, Carnegie Hall and Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Louvre and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo and Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Following his Wigmore Hall debut in 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 for a while”. In 2020/21 he was appointed Artist in Residence at Wigmore Hall, performing three recitals throughout the season.

In this recital, Kolesnikov will explore some of the most Iconic keyboard works of the Romantic repertoire, including some of Chopin’s subversive, folksy mazurkas, the pensive nocturnes and the lilting waltzes. The programme concludes with Schubert’s Piano Sonata in B flat major, one of his last completed compositions which, with its contemplative serenity, particularly in the opening bars, one cannot help think already speaks from beyond the grave.

As an “outstanding pianist in every degree” (The Guardian), this concert promises to be spectacular.

Pavel Kolesnikov, Piano


  • Prelude in C sharp minor Op.45
  • Waltz in A minor Op.34 No.2
  • Waltz in E major KK IVa No.12
  • Waltz in C sharp minor Op.64 no.2
  • Waltz in A flat major Op.42
  • Nocturne in G minor Op.37 No.1
  • Nocturne in F major Op.15 No.1
  • Nocturne in C minor Op.48 No.1
  • Mazurka in C# minor Op.50 No.3
  • Mazurka in A flat major Op.50 No.2
  • Mazurka in G# minor Op.33 No.1
  • Mazurka in C major Op.56 no.2
  • Mazurka in A minor Op.17 No.4

Schubert Sonata for Piano no.21 in B flat major D960

Concert patrons – Lord and Lady Patten, David Emmerson
Supported by Stephen Dodgson Trust

Photo Credit: Eva Vermandel