Professional highlights of Sergei Pavlov's career as a pianist and piano teacher
Russian-Canadian concert pianist Sergei Pavlov has graduated the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory,
one of the finest and arguably most famous schools of music in the world. He holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Piano
Pedagogy and has performed as a piano soloist and accompanist in Russia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Romania, United States and Canada. See below highlights of Sergei Pavlov's piano repertoire.
Sergei Pavlov's piano performances in North America's prestigious concert halls include the CBC's Glenn Gould
Studio in Toronto. In 1992 upon his arrival to Canada, he was the subject of a short documentary by then CBC's news anchor Jeannie Lee, which was aired on CBC.
In 1995 Sergei Pavlov won
the First Prize at the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev
Competition - please scroll down the section titled Past
Competitions Laureates on the competition's official website. Sergei Pavlov has also been an adjudicator in music festivals and piano competitions, including the
Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition in 1996.
Sergei Pavlov had been establishing himself as a prominent and successful piano teacher across the Greater Toronto Area when he founded Debut Piano Studio in 2004. Debut Piano Studio has become a successful piano school for talented students in the eastern part of the GTA. He now extends the piano lesson offerings to Ajax, Pickering and Whitby, where the piano studio is equipped with a Yamaha C5 Series grand piano. His professional offerings also extend to coaching and piano lessons via Internet (Skype) - targeting advanced students.
Sergei Pavlov's Debut Piano Studio has currently around 45 enthusiastic, special students competing successfully in music festivals and piano competitions at provincial and national level.
"Lightning-fast arpeggios combined with dazzling repeated octave passages kept the audience enthralled.
But always there was a great sense of drama, of building to crashing climaxes in keeping with the intensity of
Pavlov's expressive range, and great breadth of
emotion... Fiery, exciting and thrilling to watch, Pavlov brought the audience to its
feet..." (Barbara Scott, The Examiner)
"Sergei Pavlov, another Russian wizard, and winner of the
1995 Bartok-Kabalevsky piano competition... demonstrated in works such as Liszt's La Campanella
the sort of
virtuosity that the best Russian-trained pianists are famed for; and in a Chopin waltz, one of several encores, he managed a lovely expressive
winsomeness." (Jan Narveson, UW Gazette)
"A pianist of immense talent... achieved a musical zenith" (Bruce
Stapley, The Weekender)
"Sergei has become known
to audiences around the world for the warmth and beauty of his playing and his technical ability. While a brilliant virtuoso, his real forte is cleverly
revealing a touching core of musical emotions, from melancholy to deep passion, to shimmering happiness
and ecstasy." (Alexander Rosenblatt,
pianist and composer)