Pavel Kolgatin was born in Balashov in the Saratov area of central Russia, and is an extremely promising young artist, who displays a maturity, technique and style well beyond his years. After graduating from the Moscow Boys Choir College he became a student of the State Academy of Choral Art where he was subsequently a student of the voice department under the tuition of Professor Dmitry Vdovin. Whilst still a student, in 2009, he was invited to the Young Artists programme of the Bolshoi Theatre and in 2010 had a fantastic success with his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Tamino/The Magic Flute and Simpleton/Boris Godunov.
Pavel has participated in international competitions such as 'The Art of the 21st Century' in the Ukraine in 2006 and Neue Stimmen in 2009. The Lyric tenor won first prize at the International Shaliapin Competition in Russia in 2010 and was also winner of the International Competition Fedor Chaliapin in the same year.
The tenor has also worked with important conductors including; Franz Welzer Most, Vladimir Spikakov, Nikolai Nekrasov, Alexander Sladovsky, Vasili Sinaisky, Christophe Rousset and others. His European performances have included concerts with the Academie Europeenne de Musique d'Aix-en-Provence with Louis Langrée as part of their ‘Mozart and Haydn’ and ‘Mélodie et Lied’ residencies followed by L'elisir d'amore at the Salzburger Landestheater in a new production as Nemorino. Other performances include: his debut at the Opera di Poma in Rome, Italy as Tamino/The Magic Flute and in 2012 he made his debut at the Theater an der Wien as Telemaco/The Return of Ulysses.
In January 2014 Pavel participated in a concert in memory of Claudio Abbado as Simpleton/Boris Godunov at the Vienna State Opera. The tenor has also participated in television programmes such as 'Romance Romance' and 'Stars von Morgen' with Rolando Villazon.
In the 13/14 season Pavel has sung the Innocent in Boris Godunov and this season sings L'elisir d'amore with Opera di Roma. Future performance also include Tamino/Magic Flute and Graf Almaviva/Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
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