Fali Pavri enjoys a busy and varied career as soloist, chamber musician and teacher. Born in Mumbai, India, where his first teacher was Shanti Seldon, he studied the piano at the Moscow Conservatoire with Professor Victor Merzhanov and at the Royal Academy of Music, London with Christopher Elton. 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 the Vertavo Quartet, the Leopold Trio, Paragon Ensemble, Scottish Ensemble, the conductor Richard Hickox, and singers Roderick Williams and Mark Padmore.
Radio broadcasts include regular appearances on BBC Radio 3, where he has played some unusual and challenging repertoire including Sinding’s Piano Quintet with the Vertavo Quartet and Alexander Goehr’s Das Gesetz der Quadrille with the baritone Roderick Williams. He has recorded for All-India Radio with Mstislav Rostropovich and for CBC (the North American premiere of Mauricio Kagel’s La Trahison orale). A committed and sought-after teacher with many international prize-winning students, Fali Pavri is a Professor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.