Hello everybody on this exciting forum!I just joined and am eager to make new contacts internationally! I live in St. Petersburg where I am currently working on my second symphony, which is being…Continue
What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical and contemporary classical and mainstream jazz
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Saint Petersburg, Russia
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
Pavel YAKOVLEV was born on April 12th 1989 in Saint Petersburg. He started studying music at the age of 4. From 2002 till 2007 he studied at the Secondary Specialized Music School-Lyceum of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. In 2007 he won the 1st prize at the V. A. Gavrilin youth composing competition. In the same year he finished the Lyceum and entered the St. Petersburg Conservatory at the faculty of composing (A. D. Mnatsakanyan's class) and graduated from it with honours in 2012.
Pavel Yakovlev's music is a reflection on the great versatility of the world and human life, the search of eternal values and comprehension of their essence. Philosophical ideas, also Russian and German art, have always been sources of inspiration for the composer. Yakovlev works in various genres having written symphonies, concertos, and numerous chamber ensembles.
Pavel, I listened to the scherzo. It reminded me of Shostakovich in its frenetic energy. Yes, this was the light-hearted dessert I craved after hearing your symphony. As for influences (on your symphony), someone pointed-out Mahler. Parts of it reminded me of Sibelius, especially the begining, and some of the harmonic language. I'll definitely be checking out more of your music. By the way, that orchestra is pretty damn good, to say the least!
Haunting, mystical music, monumental in scope, stunning in conception. amazing command of the orchestra, and all aspects of composition. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your music, Pavel, especially any pieces you may have done that are on the lighter side. I say this because, although this Symphony is a great achievment, it is so dramatic and intense that it creates a desire for something more human, more approachable. Here you give us the Eternal. What have you done that gives us the present moment?
Welcome Pavel! Enjoy the site. You may find many interesting works on our main forum, "Music Analysis and Critique," which is here. We encourage you to share your works on this forum, please check out the forum posting rules before doing so, they are here. Glad to have you join us!