Pavel Kolgatin, Tenor



Pavel Kolgatin is an extremely promising young artist, who displays maturity, technique and style well beyond his years.  This season he performs in leading European opera theatres including such roles as Nemorino in Donizetti’s L’Elesir d’amore in Salzburg Landestheater and Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte San Carlo, Napoli.

After graduating from the Moscow Boys Choir College he became a student of the State Academy of Choral Art where he is current ly a student of the voice department under the tuition of Professor Dmitry Vdovin.

Pavel was winner of the International Competition XXI Century Art in Lithuania and the Ukraine in 2006, and also the National Competitions in Ryazan and Moscow in 2005.

His studies also include two seasons at the Moscow International School of Vocal Art where he studied with George Darden (Metropolitan Opera, New York) Dmitry Vdovin, Giandomenico Bisi and Gloria Borelli. In April of 2008 he also appeared in the schools production of Il Viaggio a Reims in the role of Cavaliere Belfiore, at the Moscow International House of Music.

Appearances have also included important music festivals such as the Moscow December Nights Festival (Lied and ensembles by Schubert and Schumann), Festival de Colmar in France, the Rhaingau Musikfest and Oldenburger Promenade in Germany and Spivakov’s Festival in Moscow, where he performed Seven Death Sins with Uta Lemper.

Conductors with whom Pavel has worked include Vladimir Spivakov, Viktor Popov and Nikolay Nekrasov, and he has also toured as a soloist of the Academy of Choral Art in Russia to Switzerland, Holland, Japan, Germany and France.

Last summer Pavel also performed in 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. As an HSBC laureate of the Academie, he has also given concerts in Lille and Dijon, and Aix-en-Provence in 2010.

In 2009 he became a member of the new Bolshoi Young Artist Program, and most excitingly he recently made his debut in the role of Tamino, in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Russian National Orchestra conducted by Mikhail Pletnev. His performance was widely considered to be world class.

Next season he will appear again as Tamino on the Bolshoi stage, and will also participate in Haydn’s opera ‘Il Mondo dalla luna’ in concert at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall. Future performances also include a Gala concert with Lucia Aliberti in Bad Wörishofen, Kurhaus, with the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Theodore Kuchar, and five concerts devoted to art songs by Russian, French, German and Italian composers at the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic Society.