Anton Pavlovsky

Cellist of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Anton Pavlovsky has been a veteran member at leading positions in many reputable orchestras in Russia such as the Russian National Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Russia, Svetlanov State Symphony, etc., appearing in major concert halls of Moscow, in Netherlands, Germany, UK, Switzerland, France, Belgium and Norway.

Anton Pavlovsky was born in 1985 in Ufa, Russia. He graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and completed his postgraduate studies under Natalia Shahovskaya. In addition, he had the privilege to work with such eminent artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Shafran, Mikhail Khomitser, David Geringas, Lluis Claret, and Eberhard Finke.

Anton Pavlovsky won his first Gran Prix at the age of 14 in 1999, at the M. and L. Rostropovich Open Competition. Ever since, he has been frequent prize-winners at international music competitions, among them the 58th Prague Spring International Music Competition and a Mahler Prize for the youngest finalist; the 5th UNISA International String Competition, and the 1st International Kozolupov cello competition, etc.

As a soloist, he performed with many orchestras including the Prague Symphony Orchestra, Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Staatsorchester Braunschweig, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Svetlanov Russian State Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Russia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestrа, Saint Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic orchestra of Ukraine.

His 2013-14 season highlights a successful debut at the prestigious “Concertgebouw” in Amsterdam. Anton Pavlovsky is extremely active in chamber music, having performed recently alongside remarkable musicians such as Lilya Zilberstein, Sergei Leiferkus, David Geringas, Nikiya Mndoyants, Semyon Skigin, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Alena Baeva and others.

He appears frequently in recitals in Russia and throughout Europe, Asia and the post-Soviet Union states. His name has been featured on playbills of such major music festivals as Kronberg Cello Festival, Festival International de Colmar, “The Virtuosos of the Planet” (Kiev), and the Musical Olimpus Festival (Saint Petersburg). He has given master classes in many cities in Russia.

Anton Pavlovsky also earned his Master’s degree in opera and symphony conducting at the Gnessin’s Institute of Music under Vladimir Fedoseev. He studied conducting with Vladimir Ponkin and Valery Platonov, and has participated in a conducting master class with Teodor Currentzis.

In November 2015, he made his debut as a conductor at the Perm Opera and Ballet Theatre (“Cinderella” by Jules Massenet) and in January 2017, he made his debut as a conductor at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory.