"This was a hugely impressive debut by a young musician who is clearly on his way to having a major career."
Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical review
Noticed by Maria Joao Pires, cellist Pavel Gomziakov made a Chopin recording with her for Deutsche Grammophon (released in 2009, it received a Grammy Award nomination).
Together they have performed numerous times throughout Europe, the Far East, and South America in all the most prestigious venues such as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées (Paris), Victoria Hall (Geneva), Teatro Real (Madrid), Köln Philharmonie, Konzerthaus (Vienna), CCB (Lisbon) and Sumida Tryphony Hall (Tokyo).
In April 2010,Pavel Gomziakov made his highly acclaimed US debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Trevor Pinnock which resulted in an immediate re-engagement for a second appearance in June 2012. .
Mr. Gomziakov performs throughout Europe, North & South America, and Japan. Recent and upcoming engagements include appearances with the Finnish Chamber Orchestra (with Jukka-Pekka Saraste), the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (with Tugan Sokhiev), the Russian National Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, I Pomeriggi Musicali Milano, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic, the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Orchestre d’Avignon, and the National Philharmonic of Russia. In the past seasons, he has been guest soloist with the New Japan Philharmonic, London Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, led by conductors such as Jesus Lopez Cobos, Christopher Warren-Green, Trevor Pinnock and many others. He has also performed at the White Nights Festival in Saint Petersburg at Valery Gergiev’s invitation. Other festival appearances include the Povoa de Varzim, Menton, and Colmar festivals.
His latest recording of Haydn Cello Concertos was released on May 20th, 2016 for the Onyx label.
Thanks to the generous loan of the Museo Nacional da Musica in Lisbon, for this recording, Mr. Gomziakov played on the 1725 “Chevillard King of Portugal” Stradivarius cello formerly belonging to the Portuguese royal family. This is the first time this very special instrument was ever recorded.