Brief Biography

When you see Pavlo on stage, you get a dazzling show of guitar wizardry and a mix of instruments which produce a fascinating blend of Mediterranean, flamenco and latin sound. Experience Pavlo on Saturday night on the Mainstage.


Pavlo could have been a lawyer or he could have spent his life teaching music, but the truth is - all of his life, Pavlo wanted to do one thing only…play the guitar.

From the moment Pavlo was born, June 29, 1969, it seems the stars would line up to fall where he might wish.

Pavlo was named after his grandfather. “Pavlo” is the Greek version of the name, “Paul”, and ironically, Pavlo was born on the very day of “St. Paul”. Being of Greek heritage, this was also Pavlo's “name day”. His family always said he was “lucky”. To make things even more interesting, St. Paul happens to be the patron saint of musicians.

His album “Fantasia” went Gold in Canada, and was nominated for “Best Instrumental Album of the Year” at the 2000 Juno Awards. Pavlo's music graced many soundtrack and television shows including The Chris Issak Show, Marine Life starring Cybil Shepherd, The L Word, and more.
In 2001, Pavlo was selected to perform for His Royal Highness, Prince Charles….not bad for a guitarist who was told “there is no market for this music.”

Pavlo has released seven albums over the last ten years. He has toured around the world every year consistently, playing over one hundred and fifty concerts per year.