Pavel Karmanov is a composer and a Russian rock musician.
Karmanov was introduced to music by his mother, a pianist. As the result his first compositions were written in Novosibirsk at the early age of 5. In the late 1970s he moved to Moscow, where was accepted to the Central School of Music for gifted young musicians, which he graduated in 1988. In 1995 he graduated from Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
Karmanov’s pieces are performed at the Moscow Conservatory, the St. Petersburg Philharmonics, and concerts and festivals around the world. His music is regularly performed by Alexei Lubimov, Yuri Bashmet, Vadym Kholodenko (Van Cliburn International Piano Competition winner - 2013), Tatiana Grindenko and "OPUSPOSTH", the percussionist Mark Pekarsky and his ensemble, the pianists Polina Osetinskaya, Mikhail Dubov, and other prominent Russian musicians and orchestras.