Pavel Kolesnikov is a Russian pianist. Born in 1989, he studied in Novosibirsk and Moscow. He has played in concert halls and at festivals around the world, performing inter alia at Carnegie Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Louvre, Vancouver Recital Society, La Jolla Music Society, Spoleto Festival USA, Ottawa ChamberFest and Banff Summer Festival in Canada, Plush Festival in Dorset and at the BBC Proms. Recordings of Pavel Kolesnikov’s performances were released by the Hyperion label; Honens released a live recording of his recital honoured with the 2012 Honens Prize. His recent album of Chopin mazurkas has met with worldwide critical acclaim and won the 2016 Diapason d’Or Award. Pavel Kolesnikov lives in London.