Pavlo Beznosiuk

Over the past 25 years Pavlo Beznosiuk has established a formidable reputation as one of Europe’s most respected baroque violinists, with a busy international career as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and director. 

Pavlo has a long association with the Academy of Ancient Music. He first toured with the orchestra in 1985, and since then has appeared frequently as a soloist and director. Recent highlights include performances of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, concertos by Bach and Haydn, Tartini's 'Devil's Trill' sonata and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. He was AAM’s leader for over ten years.

Pavlo is Musical Director of the Avison Ensemble, with which he has recorded the complete output of Charles Avison as well as music by Vivaldi (Concerti Op.8), Handel (Concerti Grossi Op.6) and the entire published output of Corelli, released this year. In the mid-1980s he was involved in pioneering work in the use of renaissance violins with The Parley of Instruments, and was a key member of the ground-breaking medieval ensemble The New London Consort. 

Pavlo’s extensive recording output is central to his reputation as one of the field’s finest and most versatile players. His recent recording of JS Bach's solo sonatas and partitas was described as "exquisite" by The Independent on Sunday; and releases with the AAM include Handel’s Solo and Trio Sonatas with Richard Egarr and Vivaldi’s Violin Concertos Op.12 with Christopher Hogwood. He has recorded Biber’s complete ‘Rosary’ sonatas with the actor Timothy West, and as a violist he has recorded Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with both Monica Huggett and Rachel Podger.

Pavlo teaches baroque violin at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the Royal Academy of Music.

Watch Pavlo playing JS Bach


Pavlo Beznosiuk's past performances