Pavlos Carvalho -
Pavlos Carvalho started his musical studies with his father Santiago and then Stephen Popov. After gaining a BA in Ancient History he went to the Royal College of Music (RCM) to study with Steven Doane and, later, Jerome Pernoo. There, supported by a scholarship from the RCM and the Countess of Munster Trust, he graduated with distinction in solo and chamber music performance. He continued at the RCM as a Junior Fellow and assistant teacher of cello to Jerome Pernoo.
As a cellist Pavlos appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad with a wide-ranging repertoire from baroque through to twentieth century music. He makes regular appearances at the Brighton festival where he annually performs the six cello suites by Bach and has performed all the major cello concertos with orchestras around the country. He has won numerous prizes, including the Koblenz Chamber Music competition in Germany, the International Taneev competition in Russia, the Tunnell Trust in Scotland and the Kirckman Award in London – with Trio Belle Epoque.
He also performed with the LPO Chamber Ensemble with whom he held a residency at Cambridge University giving concerts and masterclasses there. He has also recently recorded for BBC radio.
A large part of Pavlos’ musical life is dedicated to outreach work and he has been a member of the Live Music Now scheme