“What a beautiful, luminescent sound! This is a fantastic instrument, very balanced and with an incredible range for modulation.”
Pavel Gililov, born 1950 in Ukraine, is an important pianist and piano teacher as well as the Artistic Director of the International Beethoven Competition in Bonn. After studying in St. Petersburg, Pavel Gililov became first prize winner of the National Piano Competition in Moscow, International Chopin Competion in Warsaw and International Viotti Piano Competition in Vercelli. Concerts have led Pavel Gililov to the Berlin Philharmonic, Musikverein Wien, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Teatro Real Madrid, Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Tonhalle Zurich. Recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Orfeo, RCA, Victor, Virgin etc. Chamber music with the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet, Piano Trio Gililov Tretjakov Georgian. Pavel Gililov is regular chamber music partner among others of Dmitri Sitkowetsky and Mischa Maisky. Guest musician at the Salzburg Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Berliln Festwochen, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Piano Festival Ruhr. Director of the piano class at Cologne University of Music. Juror at the Concours de Reine Elisabeth in Brussels.
As member of the Berlin Piano Quartet, Pavel Gililov played regularly on a C. Bechstein concert grand piano D 282 at the Berlin Philharmonic; several live concert recordings are available on CD. Furthermore, Pavel Gililov founded his own quartet with top-class players.