Pavel Kolesnikov was born in Novosibirsk in 1989. He began to study piano and violin at the age of six and entered the Moscow State Conservatoire in 2007. He continues his education at the Royal College of Music in London being Else Gertrude Martin Scholar supported by an Evelyn Tarrant Award. He has participated in many festivals and won numerous awards, including the first prize at the Gilels International Piano Competition. In June 2011 he got the special Jury Prize at the XIV International P.I. Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. He has participated in the master classes of D. Bashkirov, S. Bishop-Kovacevich, and many others. Pavel plays concerts both as soloist and chamber musician in Russia, the Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland. He collaborated with many famous conductors. In 2007 he was awarded the President’s Order Young Talent of Russia.In september 2012, he enters the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium, in the piano section under the direction of Maria João Pires. In October 2012 he won the first prize to the Honens International Piano Competition in Canada.