Pavel Kolesnikov was born in Novosibirsk on 25.02.1989 in the family of scientists. He began to study piano and violin at age six. After study with prof. Mary Lebenzon in 2004-2007 he entered the Moscow State Conservatoire in 2007, where he continues his education with prof. Sergei Dorensky, prof. Andrei Pisarev, prof. Pavel Nersessian and Nikolai Lugansky.
Pavel is the prize winner of 15 National and International Competitions including the 7th International piano competition in Andorra (1st prize), the 3rd International Gilels piano competition in Odessa (1st prize) and the 1st European piano competition in Poznan (3rd prize).
He took part in the International Casalmaggiore Festival in 2005 and 2006 and also in the Verbier Festival&Academy in 2007 and 2009. In 2007 he was awarded with the national order The Young Talent of Russia.
Pavel plays concerts both as soloist and chamber musician in Russia, the Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland.
His debut recital at the Small Hall of the Moscow conservatoire in September 2008 won the great public acclaim.
Pavel was named 2012 Prize Laureate of Honens piano competition.
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