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Pavel Timofejevsky - Piano

Pianist and composer, Pavel Timofejevsky, is quickly gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting and compelling artists of his generation. Born in Russia and educated in England, Pavel graduated with distinction as Master of Arts from the Royal Academy of Music, London. Solo and chamber music recitals, as well as concerto performances with orchestras have brought him to nearly all major concert venues in UK; these include the prestigious Wigmore Hall, as well as the Royal Festival and Queen Elizabeth Halls in London. Concert tours, along with television and radio appearances in other parts of the world include Russia, France, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Cyprus, South Africa and India. Pavel is the recipient of several prestigious British music awards, scholarships and national competition prizes; these include the Musicians Benevolent Fund Award, the 2007 Myra Hess Award, and the Philharmonia Orchestra Martin Musical Scholarship for piano, as well as winning the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year award for composition.

Having made London his home and professional stomping ground, Pavel is highly sought after as a solo performer and a chamber music partner, collaborating with some of world's finest musicians. A keen and eloquent speaker, Pavel enjoys giving lecture-recitals and has his own regular lecture-concert series for the Kensington Music Society. As a prominent member of the Yehudi Menuhin's Live Music Now scheme, Pavel gave concerts and led workshops in a variety of community venues across the United Kingdom; these included hospitals, prisons and schools for children with learning and behavioural difficulties. Additionally, Pavel directs a West London Music School Symphony Orchestra. This July, under his baton, the orchestra will perform a world premiere of Pavel's orchestral composition at the Cadogan Hall, London.

Pavel's passion for film has led him to work in that field too. He recorded the soundtrack and starred in the US documentary “Tchaikovsky” (US Biography channel) and has composed music for several films, including the critically acclaimed “Le fin de la belle époque" documentary for Russian television. Most recently, he created a soundtrack for Russia's oldest animated film studio “Soyuzmultfilm”.

A fervent advocate of contemporary music, Pavel has given many premieres of fellow composers’ works and has recorded an album called “ISLAS” of chamber music by cult British composer Ian Stewart for the music-chamber label in 2011. He continued this collaboration with music-chamber by recording an album of works for viola and piano with violist Katya Lazareva, which was released in 2014.

Pavel continues to collaborate as soloist with orchestras and to tour extensively with recitals across the UK and abroad, making regular appearances on the British music festival scene. This autumn, he will be making his US debut with a solo recital at New York's Merkin Concert Hall.

Works performed:
Ravel - Piano Concerto in G - Sat 20 Jun 2015