Superb Professional Qualifications & Expertise
Sergei Pavlov is not only a very good, but an outstanding, highly educated and qualified piano teacher. His professional lessons are effective and efficient, as he strives for excellence, while keeping it engaging, friendly and fun. Sergei has graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, one of the finest schools of classical music in the world. He holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy. As a virtuoso concert pianist, Sergei has performed in concert halls in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Romania, United States and Canada. 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, the talented pianist was the subject of a short documentary by then CBC's news anchor Jeannie Lee. In 1995 Sergei won the First Prize at the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition in the US. The next year he was in the jury of the same competition. Such superb qualifications objectively exceed the average RCM certifying requirements for piano teaching in Ontario.
In 2004, Sergei founded Debut Piano Studio in Toronto, which has become a successful piano school for talented students. Sergei Pavlov soon established himself as a leading piano teacher across the GTA. His piano school has had, historically, very enthusiastic, motivated and talented students, competing successfully in music festivals and piano competitions, at provincial and national level, and obtaining top marks in RCM examinations. Some of them have even chosen to become career pianists.
Upon relocating to the Durham Region, Sergei is focusing his piano lessons to the areas of Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Oshawa. His Whitby home-based piano studio is equipped with a Yamaha C5 Series concert-level grand piano.
Sergei Pavlov: Testimonials
"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)