Pavel Kolgatin was born in Balashov, 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, 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 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 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.
Pavel continues his work with the Wiener Staatsoper for the 2015/16 season on a fest contract. He recently sung Elvino (La Sonnambula) at the Bolshoi and will go on to make his role debut as Don Ramiro (Cenerentola) at Opera di Roma, debut as Il Conte D'Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) at Dresden Semperoper and Der Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival.
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