The theme of the recital by the young pianist Pavel Kolesnikov from Siberia is "the storm". This nickname of Ludwig van Beethoven's 17th piano sonata is probably a reference to a book highly praised by the composer of the Lutheran clergyman Christian Sturm: Betrachtungen über die Werke Gottes im Reiche der Natur.
Storm in the music of Beethoven, Liszt, Scriabin and Schubert
This intelligently composed program is therefore not only about heavenly keyboard violence, but also about the sounding of earthly ups and downs. Perhaps the theme also refers to the stormy career that the soloist is making. His excellent pianistics and his sensitive piano playing in narrative music are internationally acclaimed.
The Guardian called the young Russian Pavel Kolesnikov "A poet of the keyboard" for his sensitive piano playing and narrative programs
Pavel has performed with orchestras like the London Philharmonic and the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, He has undertaken UK and European tours with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Czech National Symphony and Flanders Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights were a recital as part of the international Piano Series both at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and in Birmingham. He returns regularly to the Wigmore Hall in London. In the Benelux he has his recital debut in December 2019 and he has been a regular guest at the Musiq3 Festival in Flagey Brussels, Wonderfeel Festival and chamber music society Nijmegen.
Wiegenlied, Wilde Jagd & Vision (uit Etudes d’exécution transcedante), Elegie nr 2, La cloche sonne
Danse languide, Sonate nr 2
Sonate ‘Der Sturm'