Having first encountered the shakuhachi in his teens, and moved by its wonderful qualities Pavel became inspired to begin practicing himself. He went on to study at the World Music Center department of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory governed by Karatygina Margarita, and started to study under Kouhei Shimizu, Iwashin Alexandr and to perform at the “Folk Music Festival”, “Nihon no Kokoro”, then later was to make many appearances on Moscow radio and television, etc. as Moscow’s foremost shakuhachi player. After arriving in Japan In 2013, he began studying under Toshimitsu Ishikawa and at the same time began his Japanese performances. His diverse range of performances includes those at the Agency for Cultural Affairs; Cultural Ambassador Forum (in Roppongi, Tokyo), the Hirakawachō Spring Performance, the Echizen Kizuna Evening Concert, Toppan Hall, and the Okayama Symphony Hall, as well as museums and temples throughout Japan. He was also accepted for an audition for NHK’s Hōgaku (traditional Japanese music) and won two biggest Classical Japanese Music competitions in Kumamoto in 2016 and 2019. In 2019 he was graduated from the Tokyo University of Arts, where he got his masters degree at shakuhachi performing faculty. Bringing the musical qualities of the shakuhachi closer to a greater number of people Pavel sees as a great joy, and is thus greatly motivated to also be performing at schools and workshops throughout Japan. The belief is that music is a communal experience that one can partake of regardless of nationality, race, or age. And further, in the understanding that the roots of music are one, Pavel aspires to perform not only ancient music, but works replete with variation such as classical, contemporary, and recited music, to name but a few.




All japan classical music Contest in Kumammoto

Silver prize, the highest among foregn performers


Japan Broadcasting Corporation NHK-Fm Audition

Passing the audition and recording for NHK-FM


Japanese University of the Arts

Finishing the thesis, graduating and getting MMus degree



Silver prize, first place among shakuhachi contestants


Japanese Shakuhachi Professional Network

Becoming a member of JSPN. Its activity is focused on spreading shakuhachi inside Japan and overseas


Russian tour. East to west.

First Russian tour from Kaliningrad to Sakhalin with marvelous Hiroko Inoue (organ) and other musicians


  • 5 January, Moscow, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 25 February, Petrozavodsk State Conservatory, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 16 April, Japan, Kurashiki, Geibunkan Ai Theater
  • 12 May,  Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 13 May, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 14 May, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Chirch, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 15 May, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 20 May, Kaliningrad State Conservatory, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) Violin (Ninagawa Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 22 May, Moscow, Philarmonie-2, “The Little Prince” musical
  • 25  May, Moscow, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Organ (Inoue Hiroko) and Shakuhachi recital
  • 31 May, Smolensk, State Smolensk Philarmonie
  • 1-3 July, Ekaterinburg, State Ural Conservatory
  • 17-22 August, Shenzhen, 8th World Shakuhachi Festival
  • 8 July, Moscow, Evangelical-Lutheran Stt. Peter-and-Paul’s Cathedral in Moscow
  • 23 September, Moscow, Evangelical-Lutheran Stt. Peter-and-Paul’s Cathedral in Moscow
  • 9 October, Okayama, Kibibi Museum Concerts
  • 10 October, Soja,  FLCB Arts Festival
  • 3 November, High School Japanese classical music competition
  • 19 November,  Okayama, Noh Theatre Concert
  • 20 November, Soja, Arts Festival
  • 24 December, Okayama, Japanese Contemporary Music Concert
  • January 14, Russia, Art Club “Camertone”/Online Lecture-concert, Pavel Io
  • February 23, Russia, Stupino Philarmonie/Duo Recital -Irina Maksimovich, Pavel Io
  • April 7, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church/Bach and Japan – Hiroko Inoue, Pavel Io
  • April 8, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic ChurchJapanese Masterpieces – Hiroko Inoue, Pavel Io
  • April 9, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church/Japanese and Russian Mystery – Hiroko Inoue, Pavel Io, Russian Orthodox Choir
  • April 10, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church/Japanese Fairytale – Hiroko Inoue, Pavel Io, Diana Seldesheva
  • April 11, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church/Japanese Roman – Anastasia Tchubich, Mariana Gerasimenko, Pavel Io
  • April 11, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church/Flute World – Darya Krutyakova, Pavel Io
  • April 12, Russia, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Catholic Church/Solo Recital –  Pavel Io
  • May 1, Russia, Kaliningrad/Organ and Shakuhachi Concert – Hiroko Inoue, Pavel Io
  • June 11, Russia,Moscow/Solo Recital – Pavel Io
  • July 8, Russia, JBC Club/Online Lecture-concert, Pavel Io
  • August 21, Japan, Kumamoto/Japanese Classical Music Competition – Pavel Io
  • September 25, Japan, Yamaji Miho Recital – Kineya Katsukuro, Pavel Io
  • November 23, Japan, Okayama/Shigin Concert
  • December (TBA), Russia, Saint-Petersburg/Organ&Shakuhchi Duo Recital – Grudinkin Alexandr, Pavel Io
  • December (TBA), Russia, Kaliningrad Philarmonie/CD recording

Shakuhachi Center

We believe that everyone should learn a musical instrument. Japanese classical flute shakuhachi is the best way to develop your musicianship and spirit.

Pavel has been teaching professionally for several years. He enjoys teaching students of all ages, and believes that inspiring a love for music should be the teacher’s first goal.

Pavel’s students have gone on to perform on concerts, events and other special occasions.He is available for lessons privately in Okayama, over Skype, Facetime, Google Hangouts etc.


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