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Pavel Kolesnikov

JS Bach Goldberg Variations

Part of Bristol Keyboard Festival

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Pavel Kolesnikov Piano

“Kolesnikov makes Bach’s Variations soar as if new.”
***** Erica Jeal, The Guardian

There is a new star in the classical music firmament, an artist whose emotional intelligence and understated virtuosity has left audiences and critics breathless, and whose performances have been lauded as eloquent, passionate and miraculous.

Pavel Kolesnikov is a London based, Siberian born pianist who, for his St George’s debut, has chosen to perform a timeless masterpiece and landmark of Baroque keyboard music, Bach’s astonishing Goldberg Variations. His recently released recording of the Goldbergs has drawn truly outstanding reviews, placing this recital firmly in the territory of ‘not to be missed’.


“… gentle pianism that draws you effortlessly inside the music and Bach’s imagination … natural, logical, simply expressed and beautifully revealed in all its intimate complexity … exquisitely voiced by Kolesnikov and a luminous recording.’ BBC Record Review

“[Kolesnikov’s] playing has the joy and freshness of a new encounter … his approach here is magisterial, nearing the sublime …” The Sunday Times

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!