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Classical Circuit Podcast Episode 3 — Pianist and Pedagogue Fali Pavri 

Host Ella Lee chats with the Pavri, who serves as the head of keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


Launched this year, Ella Lee’s classical music podcast, “Classical Circuit” explores the intricacies of the classical music industry, and all that comes with working in it. Hailing from across the profession, guests on the podcast discuss their careers and personal opinions. 

“Classical Circuit” is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We had a chance to talk to Ella about her inspiration behind creating this podcast in this exclusive interview.

Currently the head of keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Pavri also has an international career as a soloist and chamber musician. He has premiered many contemporary works by composers including Giles Swayne and Howard Skempton. 

In this episode, Pavri talks about conservatoires, career teachers, and competitions. He also tells the story of how he came to end up touring with Rostropovich, and recounts his rather unique encounter with Horowitz…



Pravi had his first piano lessons in his native city of Mumbai, India, with Shanti Seldon. He later spent seven years in Moscow, where he graduated with distinction from the Moscow Conservatory under Victor Merzhanov, and pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton. 

Pravi has recorded for the Guild and Delphian labels and been on the jury of several international piano competitions. He has also taught many prize-winning students. 

Among the musicians he has performed with include the cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Franz Helmerson, Wolfgang Schmidt, and Tim Gill; violinists Nicola Benedetti and Ilya Gringolts; and the London Sinfonietta; among others.

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