PAVEL YELETSKIY

piano

ABOUT

    Born in Belarus, Pavel Yeletskiy started to play piano at the age of 5 under the direction of his father. In 1993, at the age of only 11 years, he won his first contest, Zvetaeva International competition for young performers.

    In 1995 he came to Moscow and entered The Central Special Music School, class of Valery Kastelskiy. In 1998 young musician had concert tours in Japan and France.

    In 1999-2004 Pavel Yeletskiy studied at the Moscow State Conservatoire, class of famous professor Lev Naumov. During his study Pavel Yeletskiy played in all the most prestigious halls of Moscow, such as The Bolshoy Hall, The Rachmaninoff Hall and The Maliy Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, The Concert Hall of The Gnesin Music Academy and others.

    In 2001 Pavel Yeletskiy became the laureate of Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev. From this time he had an active concert life in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Brasil and USA.

   In 2013 he received a Soloist Diploma at the University of Arts in Bern, where he studied with Professor Tomasz Herbut.

    Pavel Yeletskiy appeared with recognized orchestras all over the world, such as the Minnesota Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Minsk State Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine Philharmonic Orchestra, National Academy Orchestra of Ukraine, Kurashiki Philharmonic Orchestra, "Collegium musicum" and Gustav Mahler chamber orchestras, among others. He collaborated with renowned conductors: Jos von Immerseel (Belgium), Daniel Klajner, Johannes Schlaefli (Switzerland), Mark Russell Smith (USA), Roman Kofman, Vladimir Sirenko, Nikolaj Diadiura (Ukraine), Aleksandr Anisimov (Belarus) and others.

  His festival credits include noted perfomances in “Kiev Music Autumn”, “The Kiev Summer Music Evenings”, Festival for the 200-year anniversary of Frederic Chopin, "Interlaken Classics" and Davos Festival in Switzerland.

    In 2009 Pavel Yeletskiy became the laureate of Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition in USA(Second Prize and Schubert Prize).  In February 2011 he became a prizewinner of 3. International Kurt Leimer Competition in Zurich. In June 2012 he was awarded with the Kehl Special Prize at Concours Géza Anda in Zurich.

     In Juli 2014 Pavel Yeletskiy won the First Prize and the Audience Award at the 6th Lyon international piano competition.