Tatiana Pavlovskaya began her musical education playing the piano, and later as a choral director. She completed a post-graduate study in St. Petersburg’s State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory and taught solo singing as a professor’s assistant. After graduating from the conservatory in 1994 she joined the Mariinsky Theatre, where she had a great success in her debut as Tatiana in "Eugene Onegin". Tatiana Pavlovskaya currently holds the position of Honored Artist of Russia at the Mariinsky Theatre.
In 1998 Tatiana Pavlovskaya made her debut in the Mariinsky Theatre's production of "War and Peace" by Andrei Konchalovsky at La Scala in Milan. Since then she has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Shanghai and Beijing Opera, Monte Carlo Opera, Washington Opera, Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Frankfurt Opera, Los Angeles Opera, San Francisco Opera, Liceu Theatre in Barcelona, at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Theatre Champs Elysees in Paris, Chatelet Theatre in Paris, as well as at the Paris Opera.
Tatiana Pavlovskaya has collaborated with many conductors, including Valery Gergiev, Yuri Temirkanov, Semyon Bychkov, Mikhail Pletnev, Heinz Fricke, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ion Marin, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, Jiri Belohlavek, Charles Dutoit, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Sebastian Weigel, Ilan Volkov, Dmitry Jurowski and Vladimir Jurowski.
Tatiana Pavlovskaya’s repertoire includes Gorislava ("Ruslan and Lyudmila"), Tamara ("The Demon"), Tatiana ("Eugene Onegin"), Maria ("Mazeppa"), Kupava ("The Snow Maiden"), Olga ("The Maid of Pskov"), Paulina ("The Gambler"), Sofia ("Semyon Kotko"), Clara ("Betrothal in a Monastery"), Natasha Rostova ("War and Peace"), Desdemona ("Otello"), Alice ("Falstaff"), Elizabeth (“Don Calo”), Requiem Verdi, Mimi ("La Boheme"), Liu ("Turandot"), Antonia ("Les Contes d'Hoffmann"), Rosina ("Le nozze di Figaro"), Elvira ("Don Giovanni"), Fiordiligi ("Cosi fan tutte") Elsa ("Lohengrin"), Vittel (La Clemenza di Tito), Governess ("The Turn of the Screw"), Jenůfa ("Jenůfa"), Judith ("Duke Bluebeard’s Castle"), Maria and Marietta ("Die tote stadt"), Volkhova ("Sadko"), Nastja ("Tcharodeika"), Lisa ("Pique Dame"), Katerina Ismailova ("Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk"), Kayzerin ("Frau ohne Schatten") among others.
Tatiana Pavlovskaya has appeared in a gala concert with Plácido Domingo with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev. She has also worked on the operatic stage with Plácido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Paata Burtchuladze among others. Tatiana Pavlovskaya’s discography includes the labels: Philips, DECCA, Frankfurt Opera, WDR, Mariinsky, Glyndebourne, Deutsche Grammophon and others.
Tatiana Pavlovskaya has appeared with many internationally acclaimed ensembles. Among them - the Philharmonic Orchestras of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Munich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Bamberg, London, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Warsaw, Tokyo, Svetlanov Symphony orchestra, "Moscow Virtuosi" Orchestra, West German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of TV and radio in Italy, Radio France’s Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Brazil and others.
For her stage work Tatiana Pavlovskaya was nominated for the most prestigious Grammy Awards (the part of Sofia in Sergei Prokofiev's opera ("Semyon Kotko") and the BBC Awards (the part of Foreign Princess in Antonin Dvorak’s opera "Rusalka"). Recent performances include at the Monte Carlo Opera (Maria in "Mazeppa"), at the festival in Cincinnati (Lisa in "Pique Dame"), NHK Orchestra in Tokyo ("Duke Bluebeard’s Castle") and the Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra in Bamberg (Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony № 14).
Engagements in the 12/13 season and beyond include appearances at the Glyndebourne Festival (Foreign Princess in "Rusalka"), Liceu Theatre in Barcelona (Giulietta in "The Tales of Hoffman”), Monte Carlo Opera (“Rusalka”), and Britten’s “War Requiem” with Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, at the Tonhalle Zurich, and with Danish National Symphony Orchestra.