Pavel Serbin plays the cello and viola da gamba. He is also a teacher at the Moscow Conservatoire, a founder of the ensemble A la Russe and both soloist and artistic director of the orchestra Pratum Integrum. Born in Moscow in 1978, he graduated from the Gnessin Music School (studied with Vera Birina) and the Moscow Conservatoire (among his teachers: professors Dmitry Miller – violoncello, Alexander Rudin – chamber music, Alexander Galkovsky – quartet). He has also attended classes at the Royal Academy of Music in The Hague taught by Jaap ter Linden (Baroque cello) and Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba). Serbin has won prizes at the Bruges Early Music Competition (1999, as part of the Gassenhauer Trio) and the competitions Premio Bonporti and Van Wassenaar (2000, in a duet with Olga Martynova). His dissertation was on cello music composed in Russia from the late 18th to early 19th centuries.