The Huffington Post
Laurence Vittes. Classical Music: An Investor's Guide
"When I heard the Russian-American pianist Pavel Petrov plays Skriabin's music for left hand alone at Classical Underground earlier this month, I was amazed that one hand could produce so much mystery and magic. And the soulful beauty of the music and the playing moved me the closest this critic can come to tears. The opportunity to hear him play a complete recital, and for both right and left hands, will be a great treat.
Born in a small city of Pyatigorsk, in the Caucasus Mountains of Southern Russia, he made his solo debut at the Bolshoi Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory at the age of 14. Since then, he has received critical acclaim for his performances throughout Russia, Europe, Asia and North America.
He is one of those musicians whose artistic core is so focused and centered that there is almost no physical surface evidence. Trained in the rich traditions of the Russian piano school, Petrov graduated from Moscow Central Music School for gifted children and earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance, pedagogy, chamber music and accompaniment from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. He was a student of Valery Kastelsky who was a pupil of legendary Stanislav Neuhaus."