Pavel Raikerus graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire as well as undertaking a postgraduate study there (class of Alexander Sandler). Trained at the Carl Maria von Weber Hochschule für Musik in Dresden.
In 1998 St Petersburg TV produced the film And I Emerge from Space... about Raikerus, and in 2003 and 2005 Germany’s Deutsche Welle released two films about the young musician. One of them was broadcast on the Euro News channel in its culture section. In June 2006 Raikerus was specially invited by the Kennedy Center to represent Russia’s higher music education institutions at the annual American Academy of Achievement's International Summit in Los Angeles (USA).
In 2000 he was a prize-winner at the International Prokofiev Young Pianists’ Competition (1st prize, Russia). The same year, he won the prize of the cultural foundation Pro Europa (Denmark). In 2001 he was a prize-winner at the International Karol Szymanowski Piano Competition (1st prize, Poland), in 2003 he was a prize-winner at the International Rubinstein Competition (Germany), in 2007 he was a prize-winner at the International Ignacy Paderewski Competition, in 2010 he was a prize-winner at the XXI Spanish Composers international competition (Madrid) and in 2012 he was one of the winners at the Federative International Competition of Chamber Duos in Katrineholm (Sweden).
As a chamber musician he appears with Viktor Tretyakov, Sergei Roldugin, Ilya Ioff and Alexei Massarsky. Collaborates with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vasily Sinaisky, Alexander Dmitriev, Alexander Titov, Vladislav Chernushenko, Alexander Chernushenko, Vladimir Ponkin, Igor Verbitsky, Alexander Sladkovsky, Hobart Earle and Walter Proust.
Regularly tours internationally. Has appeared at the Louisiana Museum Concert Hall (Copenhagen), the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikhalle in Hamburg, the Semperoper in Dresden, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Rudolfinium in Prague, the Auditorio Joaquín Rodrigo in Madrid, the Bilbao Philharmonic, the Sala Alfredo Piatti in Bergamo, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Moscow Conservatoire and the Moscow Philharmonic.
Has appeared at the festivals Arts Square, the Mariinsky Theatre’s International Piano Festival, Prague Spring, Drei Klang, Liszt Kunstfest, Schubertiade, Young Euro Classic and the International Festival in Dubrovnik. In 2013 as part of the project The Path to “Le Sacre du printemps” marking one century since the premiere of Stravinsky’s ballet he appeared at the opening of the Stravinsky Estate Museum in Ustilug. That same year he performed as a soloist in an anniversary concert tour by the Faroese Symphony Orchestra.
Teaches the class of special piano at the Middle Special School of Music of the St Petersburg State Conservatoire. For several seasons he has been a guest teacher at the Music High School in Daejeon (South Korea) and the Kunming Arts College (China). Since 2017 he has been a guest professor at the Chengdu State University (China). Gives master-classes in Russia and internationally. Raikerus’ pupils have frequently been prize-winners at Russian and international competitions.
Engagements for the 2017-2018 season include a performance of Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps arranged for two pianos together with Peter Laul at the Philharmonie de Paris, concerts at the Small Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre and other famous concert halls in Russia.
Information for December 2017