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Pavlo Beznosiuk (Violin)

Born: July 4, 1960 - London, England

The Irish/Ukrainian violinist, Pavlo Roman Beznosiuk, studied with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

In the mid 1980's Pavlo Beznosiuk was involved in pioneering work in the use of Renaissance violins when he led the Parley of Instruments (1984-1987) and was a founding member of the groundbreaking Medieval ensemble The New London Consort playing Vielles, Rebec and Lira da Braccio. In 1992 he founded the Beethoven String Trio of London with the violist Jeremy Williams and the cellist Richard Tunnicliffe.

Pavlo Beznosiuk is one of the most versatile musicians working on the early music scene today. He has been described as an artist with ‘star quality’ whose ‘playing is full of fantasy’ and ‘whose range of ideas seems every time more amazing’. A rare performer who is equally at home on instruments as diverse as modern, Classical, Baroque and Renaissance violins, viola and Mediaeval fiddles, he has been praised for his versatility and virtuosity. He has secured his reputation as one of Europe's most respected Baroque violinists over the last 25 years with a busy international career as soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and increasingly as a director.

Pavlo Beznosiuk has led and directed numerous period instrument orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM), Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Hanover Band, Avison Ensemble, L’Arte dei Suonatori (Poland) and Le Parlement de Musique (France). Recent recital work has included performances of Biber's complete cycle of Rosary sonatas and concerts combining solo violin music of J.S. Bach with that of Luciano Berio and Béla Bartók.

Pavlo Beznosiuk’s extensive list of recordings is a testament to his popularity as one of the field’s outstanding players. They include all of the solos in the six Brandenburg Concertos (BWV 1046-1051) with the New London Consort, Antonio Vivaldi’s Op.6 violin concertos with The Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood (Decca), W.A. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante and Haffner Serenade with Monica Huggett and Rachel Podger (Virgin/EMI and Erato), and much feted recordings of the Schubert Octet and Cherubini string quartets with the ensemble Hausmusik. His world premiere recording of music by J.J. Walther and J.P. von Westhoff was released in 2000 to great critical acclaim. 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 George Frideric Handel's Op. 6 Concerti Grossi (Linn Records) which has been received enthusiastically in the music press. Other recordings include Biber's "Rosary" Sonatas, Antonio Vivaldi's Op.12 Violin Concerti with The Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood, and A. Vivaldi's Op. 8 Concerti with the Avison Ensemble (Linn Records). These and his innumerable TV and radio broadcasts for the BBC and other European stations have established his pre-eminence in the field of early music.

Pavlo Beznosiuk teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Royal Academy of Music in London. He also teaches Baroque violin at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague.

“Pavlo Beznosiuk's virtuosity had me on the edge of my seat” - BBC Music
“It is Beznosiuk’s stylish, vital and incisive playing that brings a sparkle to [the] music” Gramophone
“Cherry-ripe tone, subtly warmed by vibrato, thoughtful, inventive

Source: Academey of Ancient Music Website; Linn Redcords Website; Bits & oieces from other sources
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2011)

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