Born in 1983 to a family of musicians in Kiev, Ukraine, clarinetist Vladimir Pavtchinskii has performed throughout Europe in venues such as Bozar and Flagey in Brussels, the Geneva Victoria Hall, Tonhalle in Zürich, Gulbenkian Foundation and CCB in Lisbon, Casa da Musica in Porto, Cadogan Hall in London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Luzern KKL, Beethovenhalle Bonn, etc., working with leading conductors including Sir Simon Rattle, Alexander Joel, Michel Tabachnik, Lawrence Foster, Giancarlo Guerrero, Gert Albrecht, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Lawrence Renes, David Geringas, Heinz Holliger, Muhai Tang, Tomas Vasary, Roland Hayrabedian,  Jean-Sébastian Béreau, Roberto Benzi, Sir Neville Marriner, Kristjan Järvi, Yuri TemiŠ³kanov, Stéphane Denéve, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Teodor Currentzis.

He has been sponsored by the Gulbenkian Fundation, Lisbon and Bruno Schuler-Stiftung, Zurich. Mr. Pavtchinskii has recorded for Radio Swiss Classic, Klara Klassieke Radio Cultuur and RDP Antena 2 Portugal.

In 2000, after becoming a Portuguese citizen, he joined the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra with whom he performed at many renowned international music festivals.

In 2004, Mr. Pavtchinskii was awarded the Grand Prix of the International Competition of the Association of “Arts and Education in the 21st Century” and in September of the same year, he received 3rd prize at the “Madeira-Music” International Clarinet Competition, between more than 120 candidates. In 2005, he was awarded the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant and in 2007 he not only won the “José Augusto Alegria International Clarinet Prize” but later also received 2nd prize at the “Terras La-Salette International Woodwind Competition”. 

Being a soloist himself, he has performed W. A. Mozart clarinet concerto with the Madeira Classical Orchestra in Portugal, the Carl Nielsen clarinet concerto with the Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra in the Czech Republic and, recently, the Aaron Copland clarinet concerto with the Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra in Brussels under the direction of the renowned violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, a performance which received excellent reviews.

In 2009, Mr. Pavtchinskii was invited to serve as a juror for the Buffet Crampon’s Benelux Clarinet Competition in Belgium and in 2013, he served as a juror for the International Musical Forum, "21st Century Art Competition" in Portugal where he also gave clarinet masterclasses.

Mr. Pavtchinskii graduated from the Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra (Lisbon)  under direction of Nuno Silva and continued his studies at the “Royal College of Music” (Stockholm) under the orientation of Hermann Stefansson. In 2007, he earned his Soloist Diploma at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste under the direction of Elmar Schmid and, later, completed his Master’s degree in Chamber Music and a post-Master's Specialist degree in clarinet performance with Eddy Vanoosthuyse at the Leuven Lemmensinstituut (Belgium). He then received further artistic support from Klaus Tunemann and Pascal Moragues.

Mr. Pavtchinskii is a very active solo, chamber and orchestral musician. From 2015 until 2017 he was artistically engaged with the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm and currently holds the position of Principal Clarinet with the Hulencourt Soloist Chamber Orchestra in Brussels. He also collaborates regularly with the Brussels Philharmonic. In 2018, Mr. Pavtchinskii was appointed Principal Clarinet with the newly founded private Sun Symphony Orchestra, functioning under the umbrella of the prestigious Sun Group, Vietnam. 

Recently, Mr. Pavtchinskii was invited to perform at the international clarinet festival, ClarinetFest 2018 in Ostend, Belgium. In 2019, he will premier and record a new double concerto composed by the Portuguese composer Francisco Loreto with the Madeira Classical Orchestra, together with the distinguished Belgian clarinetist Eddy Vanoosthuyse, for the Naxos Records label.

© 2018