Vadim Pavlov born in Leningrad, showed excellent musical aptitude from a very early age, so that, at the age of six, he entered the School for musical prodigies of his native city.
Pupil of professor Fishman, he attained the music diploma with highest marks in all the musical disciplines, both theory and practical, winning successively the national competition to enter the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.
Having graduated with honours, he carried out an intense concert schedule and was regularly invited to appear in the prestigious Leningrad festivals: "Shostakovich", "Schnittke" and "Casals".
Awarded the medal of honour by the central committee of the Russian Communist Youth movement for his achievements, in 1987 he became the assistent in the quartet class of the celebrated maestro V. Berlinsky, founder of the Borodin Quartet.
As soloist and chamber musician, he was awarded prizes in many national and international competitions including the Prague Spring Competition in 1988.
Founder of the Anton String Quartet in 1990 he settled in Italy where, receiving much appreciation from the most important Italian music associations, he made numerous concert tours in many European countries and in Japan. In 1994 he was nominated professor of the F.M.E.M. of Geneva and bestowed there the title Knight of the World Order of Music Sciences.
Since 1999, he holds the position of principal cellist of the Orchestra of Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania. Recently the President of the Italian Republic conferred, on maestro Pavlov, Italian citizenship.