He was a prizewinner at fifteen national and international competitions. In 2008, he made his recital debut in the Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and has since played both as soloist and chamber musician throughout Russia and in Ukraine, Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Poland.
He took part in the Casalmaggiore Music Festival in Italy in 2005 and 2006 and the Verbier Festival and Academy in Switzerland in 2007 and 2009.
Pavel Kolesnikov plays Mozart
J.S.Bach, Prelude and Fugue C major (WTK I), Pavel Kolesnikov (piano)
P. Tchaikovsky, Three pieces, Pavel Kolesnikov(piano)
HONENS 2012 ARTIST PROFILE: Pavel Kolesnikov
Honens Prize 2012 SEMIFINALS: Pavel Kolesnikov solo recital
Honens Prize 2012: Pavel Kolesnikov – Beethoven Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor Op. 27 No.2 “Moonlight”
Honens Prize 2013: SCHUMANN Kinderszenen Op. 15, Pavel Kolesnikov, piano
Honens Prize 2013: Tchaikovsky piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor Op. 23P. Kolesnikov
Honens Prize 2013: Claude Debussy, La sérénade interrompue (Interrupted Serenade), Pavel Kolesnikov
S. Rachmaninov, piano concerto No 3 (3d movement)- 2013
HONENS 2012 SEMIFINALS: Pavel Kolesnikov Collaborative Recital
Liszt. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 10 (Pavel Kolesnikov)2012
Pavel Kolesnikov interviewed on Rachmaninoff – 2013
Music Chapel – Partitura – 06.06.14