"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
Born in the city of Tchaikovsky’s birth in the Ural region of Russia, Pavel Gomziakov began his cello studies at the age of nine. At the age of fourteen he moved to Moscow where he studied at the Gnessin School and then at the Moscow State Conservatory with Dmitri Miller. He continued his studies with Natalia Schakhovskaya at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia, Madrid. He later graduated from the “cycle de perfectionnement” in the class of Philippe Muller at the Paris National Conservatory.
Pavel Gomziakov made his highly acclaimed US debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Trevor Pinnock in April 2010 which resulted in an immediate re-engagement for a second appearance in June 2012.
Mr. Gomziakov performs throughout Europe, 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.
Mr. Gomziakov is also a sought-after chamber music partner. He was noticed by pianist Maria Joao Pires and together they have performed throughout Europe, the Far East, and South America at such venues as Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Victoria Hall in Geneva, Teatro Real in Madrid, the Köln Philharmonie, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the CCB in Lisbon, and Sumida Tryphony Hall in Tokyo. Their recording of late works by Chopin for Deutsche Grammophon, released in 2009, received a Grammy Award nomination.
In addition to working with Maria Joao Pires, he regularly collaborates with artists such as Augustin Dumay, Louis Lortie, Andreï Korobeinikov, Vanessa Wagner, Anastasya Terenkova performing at venues such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
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. He also recorded Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1 and “La Muse et le Poète” with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and Augustin Dumay for the Onyx label, released in 2012. His performance of Schumann's Cello Concerto with Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie and Augustin Dumay as conductor, was filmed for Arte and broadcast on television in Belgium, France and Germany in 2008.
Mr. Gomziakov currently lives in Lisbon, Portugal.