The Kennedy Center
Pavel Pekarsky

Pavel Pekarsky
First Violins

Pavel Pekarsky began his musical studies with his father, violinist Lev Pekarsky, and later attended the Moscow Conservatory. Making his professional debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, Mr. Pekarsky has since played numerous solo engagements in various Embassy Concert Series, and at venues including Wolf Trap, Constitution Hall, and the Virginia Governor's Mansion. In 1984, he was a prizewinner in the Romano Romanini International Violin Competition in Brecia, Italy and was accepted at Indiana University to study with world-renowned musician Josef Gingold. Mr. Pekarsky was also a prizewinner in the prestigious 1988 Paganini International Competition in Genoa, Italy. He has been a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra since 1990 and in the first violin section since 1994. Most recently, Mr. Pekarsky has made solo appearances with orchestras such as National Symphony led by Mstislav Rostopovich, National Orchestra of Guatemala, George Mason Chamber Orchestra, and Washington Civic Orchestra. His performances have been heard on radio broadcasts of WETA and WGMS. As a five-year member of the Altair Trio, he has performed countless chamber works. Mr. Pekarsky has also been a member of the music department faculty of George Mason University.

Contact Information

  • National Symphony Orchestra
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    2700 F Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20566
    Phone: 202-416-8100
    Fax: 202-416-8105

    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 101510
    Arlington, VA 22210