Pavlos Carvalho

“He brought both grandeur and poetry to the music, without any suggestion of showiness or self-indulgence…”
Petersfield Post

Pavlos appears regularly as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad. He makes regular appearances at the Brighton festival where he annually performs the six cello suites by Bach and the complete works for cello and piano by Beethoven. He most recently performed the Elgar cello concerto with the Pro Southern Musica where he also premiered Jonathan Willcock’s “Elegy”. As a chamber musician 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.  He has also recorded for BBC radio.

Pavlos has appeared as soloist and chamber musician in venues such as the Purcell Room, Cadogan Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, as well as Teatro dal Verme, Milan, St. David’s Hall and the Millenium centre, Cardiff.

As an adjudicator he has taken part in festivals all over the country including the National Chamber music festival for Pro Corda.

Pavlos is also very active in the world music scene playing with the group Tango 44. As a bouzouki player has performed with groups the UK and Greece and is the Artistic Director of the Rebetiko Carnival, a one month festival taking place throughout the UK dedicated to the music and culture of Greece and  Asia minor as well as outreach and education work.