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Russian-American pianist Pavel Petrov, hailed for his "masterful performances, depth of tone, exquisite taste and artistic originality" is an extraordinarily gifted musician, organist, chamber performer, pedagogue and collaborator. Born in a small city of Pyatigorsk, in the Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia, he made his solo debut at the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory at the age of 14. Since then, he has received critical acclaim for his performances throughout Russia, Europe, Asia and North America. Memorable recitals include appearances in front of Pope John Paul II, Boris Yeltsin (the first President of Russia), and other numerous dignitaries in embassies in Great Britain, France, Greece, Spain, Italy and Macedonia. Mr. Petrov has also participated in various music festivals and international piano competitions including the Kanonji International Music Festival in Japan, the Virtuosos of the 21st Century in St. Petersburg, Russia, the "Christmas Gatherings on Waters" Music Festival in Kislovodsk, Russia, the 5th International Laureates Music Festival in Los Angeles, California and Taos, New Mexico, the World Piano Competition in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, the 24th Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy, the International Piano Competition in Puegerta, Spain, the California International Young Artists Competition in Escondido, California, the Loeb/Louviere International Competition in Los Angeles, California and the All-Russia Glinka and Safonov Piano Competitions in Russia. As a winner of the award from "The New Names of Russia" International Foundation, his name is listed and kept in the Golden Book of the Charity. Some of Mr. Petrov’s orchestral appearances include performances with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic Society and the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Kislovodsk in Russia, with the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, with The Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra in Greece and with the Prague Symphony Orchestra in Czech Republic.

Trained in the rich traditions of the Russian Piano School, Mr. Petrov has graduated from the Moscow Central Music School for gifted children and earned a Master of Music in piano performance, pedagogy and accompaniment from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. Being a student of a famous pedagogue and pianist Valery Kastelsky, who has studied under the guidance of the legendary Henry and Stanislav Neuhauses, for almost 10 years Mr. Petrov was strongly imbibing the traditions of Russian Arts and Russian Piano School which provide an influential background in the development of Mr. Petrov’s music career. Additionally, he has also earned the Artist Diploma and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, California where he continues to refine his musicianship as one of the Doctoral candidates with the help of the outstanding Canadian pianist Kevin Fitz-Gerald. Among other Mr. Petrov’s mentors was also Sergey Dorensky, a pupil of a legendary Grigory Ginsburg. Mr. Petrov has also attended the master classes of Klaus Hellwig, Tamas Ungar, Jose Feghali, Valery Afanassiev and Valery Kastelsky.

In addition to being a noted performer, Mr. Petrov is a dedicated teacher of piano, organ, music theory and composition. Many of his students have won prizes in various music competitions and auditions, including the Young Musicians Foundation Competition, the California International Young Artists Piano Competition, the Liszt International Piano Competition, the Steinway Society of Riverside Scholarship Competition, and the MTAC Concerto Competition. In the last 6 years Mr. Petrov has been also serving as an organist at a Lutheran Church in Orange County, California where he continues to reside in the present time.

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Orange County, California
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