Pavel Kolgatin graduated from the Moscow Boys Choir College and 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, he was invited to the Young Artists programme of the Bolshoi Theatre.
Pavel has participated in international competitions including 'The Art of the 21st Century' in the Ukraine (2006) and Neue Stimmen (2009). He won first prize at the International Shaliapin Competition in Russia (2010) and was also winner of the International Competition Fedor Chaliapin in the same year.
He has worked with many important conductors including; Franz Welzer Most, Vladimir Spikakov, Nikolai Nekrasov, Alexander Sladovsky, Vasili Sinaisky, Christophe Rousset amongst 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 key performances include his debut at the Opera di Roma, Italy as Tamino The Magic Flute and in he made his debut at the Theater an der Wien as Telemaco The Return of Ulysses.
Pavel continues his work with the Wiener Staatsoper for the next season. Recent and future engagements include Elvino La Sonnambula at the Bolshoi, Il Conte D'Almaviva Il barbiere di Siviglia at Dresden Semperoper, Der Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival, concerts in Dresden and Bad Kissingen and great success in L'elisir d'Amore in St Margarethen.
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