Pavlo Beznosiuk

Historical Performance - Violin

Leads and directs the Academy of Ancient Music

Soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and director with period instrument ensembles throughout the UK and Europe

Has performed in recital and recorded the complete cylce of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas

Pavlo has secured his reputation as one of Europe's most respected Baroque violinists over the last 30 years with a busy international career as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and director. In the mid 80’s he was involved in pioneering work in the use of Renaissance violins with The Parley of Instruments and was a key member of the groundbreaking Medieval ensemble The New London Consort. He has a long association with the Academy of Ancient Music and over the last ten years has been a frequent soloist/director with the group, touring with the group as director and soloist in the Far East and Europe.

Recent recital work has included performances of Biber’s complete cycle of Rosary Sonatas and concerts combining solo violin music of Bach with that of Berio and Bartok. As musical director of the Avison Ensemble he has completed an exhaustive recorded survey of the music of Charles Avison and in 2010 released a recording of Handel's Op. 6 Concerti Grossi which was received very enthusiastically in the music press, being nominated for a Gramophone award. Other recordings include Biber's Rosary Sonatas, Vivaldi’s Op. 12 Violin Concerti with the Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood, two recordings on viola of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante (with Monica Huggett and Rachel Podger) and violin works by Walther and Westhoff. His recording of JS Bach’s solo Sonatas and Partitas (on LINN records) was described as ‘exquisite’ by The Independent on Sunday and his interpretation of Vivaldi’s Op. 8 Violin Concerti (including The Four Seasons) with the Avison Ensemble, (also on LINN) has been praised for it’s depth and originality.

On the release of his recording of Corelli’s violin sonatas with the Avison Ensemble Gramophone magazine said ‘Beznosiuk plays with enormous affinity and charm, his fluent and imaginative ornamentation always within the bounds of the pulse and good taste’ and International Record Review opined, ‘The playing of Beznosiuk has enough audacity, daring and originality to make these astounding performances something truly special.’

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