Pavel Markelov is a multi-intsrumentalist, composer, conductor, and arranger. He has completed his Doctorate of Musical Arts in piano performance from the P. Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow. He is the first-prize winner of the Russian National Competition in clarinet, and obtained a second prize in conducting.
A remarkably versatile musician, Pavel commands a vast repertoire spanning the classical, folk, contemporary and jazz styles. His ten-year concert career has taken him to the foremost venues of Western Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Canada and Asia, in performances with renowned symphony orchestras and chamber groups, including the legendary Borodin Quartet.
As an arranger, Pavel has enriched the standard clarinet repertoire through his unique arrangements for piano with different instruments as well as for various ensembles, ranging from the classical masterpieces to the more daring, innovative transcriptions of works by American and Latin composers.
Music requires us to express our thoughts, feelings and emotions. For me, there is nothing more important than music.
"Music is an international language. To know this language is to your advantage. It gives you a key to a different New World – the world of music. The way in which one Introduces this world to a beginner is very important. It is equally important in showing advanced students how to extend this world. There is so much more to playing an instrument than just producing sound. Music requires us to express our thoughts, feelings and emotions. For me, there is nothing more important than music."