Debut Piano Studio: Sergei Pavlov's biography

Professional highlights of Sergei Pavlov's career as a pianist and piano teacher

Russian-Canadian concert pianist Sergei Pavlov graduated the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, one of the finest and arguably most famous schools of music in the world. He holds a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy and has performed as a piano soloist and accompanist in Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Romania, United States and Canada.

Sergei Pavlov's piano performances in North America's prestigious concert halls include the CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. In 1992 upon his arrival to Canada,  he was the subject of a short documentary by CBC's news anchor Jeannie Lee, which was aired on CBC.

Sergei Pavlov is a member of ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association). In 2004, his decades-long private teaching activities culminated in founding Debut Piano Studio, which has become an outstanding piano school for students in the GTA, primarily targeting Scarborough, Markham, North York, Richmond Hill. Currently, students from the eastern part of the GTA are being welcome at the Ajax location of the piano studio, equipped with a Yamaha Grand C5 professional series.

Sergei Pavlov has started a new offering as of 2015: coaching / lessons via Internet (Skype), for advanced students preparing for events and competitions. Please inquire for details and rates.

In addition, Sergei Pavlov offers solo piano concerts at private functions. Bookings need to be made in advance. Please contact us for details. See highlights of Sergei Pavlov's piano repertoire.

In 1995 Sergei Pavlov won the First Prize at the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition. Please see the Past Competitions Laureates. He has also been an adjudicator in festivals and competitions (including the Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition in 1996). 

Enjoy recent sample performances of Sergei Pavlov:


 "Lightning-fast arpeggios combined with dazzling repeated octave passages kept the audience enthralled. But always there was a great sense of drama, of building to crashing climaxes in keeping with the intensity of Pavlov's expressive range, and great breadth of emotion... Fiery, exciting and thrilling to watch, Pavlov brought the audience to its feet..."
(Barbara Scott, The Examiner)

"Sergei Pavlov, another Russian wizard, and winner of the 1995 Bartok-Kabalevsky piano competition... demonstrated in works such as Liszt's La Campanella the sort of virtuosity that the best Russian-trained pianists are famed for; and in a Chopin waltz, one of several encores, he managed a lovely expressive winsomeness." 
(Jan Narveson, UW Gazette)

"A pianist of immense talent... achieved a musical zenith"
(Bruce Stapley, Weekender)

"Sergei has become known to audiences around the world for the warmth and beauty of his playing and his technical ability. While a brilliant virtuoso, his real forte is cleverly revealing a touching core of musical emotions, from melancholy to deep passion, to shimmering happiness and ecstasy." 
(Alexander Rosenblatt, pianist and composer)

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Sergei Pavlov's repertoire

Albeniz, Isaac

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Balakirev, Mily 

Bartok, Bela 

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Beethoven, Ludwig Van 

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Boccherini, Luigi 

Brahms, Johannes 

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Chopin, Frederic 

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Debussy, Claude 

Franck, Cesar 

Gershwin, George 

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Grieg, Edvard 

Haydn, Franz Joseph 

Kabalevsky, Dmitri 

Liadov, Anatoly 

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Liszt, Franz 

Moussorgsky, Modest 

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus 

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Prokofiev, Sergei 

Rosenblatt, Alexander 

Rachmaninoff, Sergei 

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Ravel, Maurice 

Rimsky-Korsakoff, Nicholas 

Scarlatti, Domenico 

Schubert, Franz 

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Schumann, Robert 

Scriabin, Alexander 

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Stravinsky, Igor 

Shchedrin, Rodion 

Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich 

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