“Pavel gave a spellbinding concert. His technique is so effortless, graceful and poetic. The audience went crazy, stood up, and cheered him. It was the best guitar concert I’ve been to in years.”John Williams

Described by John Williams as “a poet of the guitar”, the London-based Bulgarian classical guitarist Pavel Ralev is establishing a strong presence on the international concert platform. In 2023, he was conferred as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, in recognition of his “significant contribution” to the music profession. Pavel made his Wigmore Hall debut in November 2023, under the auspices of the Julian Bream Trust (“an unforgettable performance”, Gendai Guitar Magazine).

“Pavel Ralev is a remarkable musician. When he plays, he illuminates the hidden depths of the music, never letting the instrument get in the way. His is profound music making of the highest order.”Stephen Goss