Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist - Cello

Pavel Gomziakov

Cello

Pavel Gomziakov was born in the city of Tchaikovsky in the Ural region of Russia in 1975. He began cello studies at the age of nine. At the age of fourteen he moved to Moscow where he studied at the Gnessin School, and, later, at the Moscow State Conservatory, with Prof. Dmitri Miller.

In 2000 he continued his studies with Prof. Natalia Schakhovskaya at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia, Madrid. Later he graduated from the “cycle perfectionnement” of the Paris National Conservatory, class of Philippe Muller. As a soloist and chamber music artist Pavel has performed throughout the world, collaborating with such artists as Eldar Nebolsin, Zakhar Bronn, Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie, Jose-Luis Garcia, Asencio Jesus Lopez Cobos, Anthony Ros-Marba and many others.

Since performing with Maria Joao Pires at the Escorial Festival in Spain, they have given many concerts together throughout Europe, the Far East, and South America.

A recording of Chopin’s Cello Sonata performed by Pavel and Maria Joao Pires has been released in Japan and is due to be released internationally on the Deutsche Grammophon label in Spring 2009.

His recent performance of the Schumann Cello Concerto in Brussels, will be seen on French and German television in Spring 2009. Future engagements include a recital tour of Europe with Maria Joao, concerto concerts in Belgium, Italy and Portugal and in 2010 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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