Director and Violin
The Ukrainian/Irish violinist Pavlo Beznosiuk 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 medieval fiddles, he has been praised for his versatility and virtuosity. read more »
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 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 playing Vielles, Rebec and Lira da Braccio. He is a frequent Soloist/Director with the Academy of Ancient Music and 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 has been received very enthusiastically in the music press. Other recordings include all the solo parts of Bach's Brandenburg concerti, Biber's "Rosary" Sonatas, Vivaldi's Op 12 Violin Concerti with The Academy of Ancient Music and Christopher Hogwood, 2 recordings on viola of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante (with Monica Huggett and Rachel Podger) and works by Walther and Westhoff. This year sees the release of his recording of J S Bach's solo Sonatas and Partitas and Vivaldi's Op. 8 Violin Concerti (including "The Four Seasons") with the Avison Ensemble, both on LINN records. He also has solo appearances in Europe, Australia, China, Korea and Singapore.