Debut Piano Studio: Sergei Pavlov's Credentials

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

Sergei Pavlov has graduated from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, arguably one of the finest and 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. Debut Piano Studio still serves this traditional area, however solely via lessons in the home of the student.
Currently, students from the Durham Region are now being welcome at the Whitby location of the piano school, named Classical Piano Lessons with Sergei Pavlov in Ajax and Whitby The home-based piano studio is equipped with a Yamaha Grand C5 professional series.

In 1995 Sergei Pavlov won the First Prize at the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition. He has also been an adjudicator in festivals and competitions, including the Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition in 1996. 


 "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)

Highlights of Sergei Pavlov's piano performances below:

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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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