|Birth name||Piotr Victor Pakhomkin|
|Born||1985 (age 35–36)|
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Piotr (Peter) Pakhomkin (born 1985) is a Russian-American classical guitarist who has performed at Carnegie Hall and given performances and masterclasses throughout Europe, Central and Northern America.
Pakhomkin was born in Saint Petersburg Russia and moved to Maryland in the United States in 1991. His first classical guitar teacher was Paul Moeller who prepared him for university studies in classical guitar. Pakhomkin earned his master's degree from The Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute and studied directly under Manuel Barrueco for six years. Pakhomkin was featured in Aaron Shearer: A Life With the Guitar, a production of Michael Lawrence Films.
Pakhomkin took home First Prize from the 2012 Mexican International Guitar Competition in Culiacan and top prizes from the Boston GuitarFest International Guitar Competition, the Great Lakes Guitar Competition, the Montreal International Guitar Competition, and the European International Guitar Competition, “Enrico Mercatali” in Italy.
In 2014, Pakhomkin became a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence. After completing his residency he returned and continues to serve as a faculty member, performer and mentor in the Strathmore Institute for Artistic Development.
Pakhomkin continues to perform concerts in Maryland and across the United States as well as around the world, teaches classical guitar in Georgetown Washington, D.C. and publishes guitar exercises.
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