Fali Pavri

Fali Pavri enjoys a busy and varied career as soloist, chamber musician, and teacher.

While still a student, he was invited by the great Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich to be his pianist on an extensive concert tour of India. This was followed by his London debut at the Purcell Room and concerts in prestigious venues around the world. He has performed and collaborated with many eminent musicians, including violinists Nicola Benedetti and Ilya Gringolts, the Vellinger and Vertavo quartets, the Leopold Trio, Paragon Ensemble,  Scottish Ensemble, clarinetist Andrew Marriner, cellists Franz Helmerson, Wolfgang Schmidt, and Timothy Gill, singers Roderick Williams and Mark Padmore, and composer Mauricio Kagel. For many years, Fali was a member of the Pirasti Piano Trio, and he has an exciting duo with his wife, the cellist Naomi Boole-Masterson.

Some concert highlights include concertos at the St. Endellion Festival with Richard Hickox, at the Scottish Proms with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, with the Symphony Orchestra of India in Mumbai, Wigmore Hall concerts with cellists Wolfgang Schmidt and Tim Gill, recital tours as far afield as India, South Africa, UK, USA, and Lithuania, and performances at international music festivals in the UK, India, Estonia, Denmark, and Norway.

An enthusiastic proponent of contemporary music, he has given world premieres of works by many distinguished composers including a cello sonata by Giles Swayne with Robert Irvine at the Cheltenham International Festival, piano works by the British composer Howard Skempton, at the Leamington Spa Festival, and the world premiere of In Memoriam, a powerful piece for piano and percussion by the Serbian-American composer Vera Stanojevic. In October 2010, he gave the first performance of a newly commissioned sonata for cello and piano by the Scottish composer William Sweeney with the Finnish cellist Erkki Lahesmaa. In February 2013, he was invited to the USA as guest artist at the National Conference of Composers at Ohio State University where he premiered works by Joshua Feinberg, Mei-Fang Lin, and Vera Stanojevic.

Fali Pavri’s rapidly growing discography includes two discs of Swiss Piano concertos with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Another recording, featuring the music of Volkmar Andreae, was awarded the coveted ‘IRR Outstanding’ accolade by the International Record Review. Other discs on the Guild label include two critically acclaimed recordings with the cellist Timothy Gill, featuring world premieres of two works by the Indian composer John Mayer (Prabhanda and Calcutta Nagar). In 2009, he recorded another world premiere, the song cycle Black Sea by the British composer Anthony Bolton, with the tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson. On the Delphian label, he has recorded CDs of works by Giles Swayne and William Sweeney with the cellist Robert Irvine.

Radio broadcasts include regular appearances on BBC Radio 3 and on BBC Radio Scotland. He has also recorded for All-India Radio with Mstislav Rostropovich and for CBC (the North American premiere of La Trahison orale by Mauricio Kagel).

A committed and sought-after teacher with many international prize-winning students, Fali Pavri is Professor and Associate Head of Keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.