Basso Pavel Kudinov was born in Dimitrovgrad and gratuated from Sobinov Conservatory in Russian Saratov.
He had his debut in Europe as Ruslan in Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmilla at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, followed by engagements as Sarastro (Zauberflöte), Selim (Il turco in Italia), Colline (La Bohème) at the Wiener Volksoper, Koenig Heinrich (Lohengrin) at the sestival des Deux Mondes in Spoleto, Alidoro (La Cenerentola), Escamillo (Carmen) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duesseldorf as well as Sarastro (Zauberflöte) at Teatro Regio in Turin.
He sang the role of Sarastro also at Moscow's Bolschoi Theatre and at the Oper Leipzig, and the part of Escamillio at the open air festival in St. Margarethen.
Pavel Kudinov regularly works with conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, Christophe Rousset, Paolo Carignani, Axel Kober, Christopher Moulds, Marc Minkowski, George Petrou, Gustav Kuhn, and Pedro Halffter.
His enormously wide repertoire includes Heinrich in Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin, Mozart, Rossini, Bellini, Dvorak, Puccini, as well as all the bass roles by George Friederick Handel such as Leone in Tamerlano, Clito in Alessandro, Emireno in Ottone, and Segeste in Arminio. Pavel Kudinov contributed to the CD-recording of Tamerlano through Naive, and the multiple award winning discs Alessandro and Ottone (both published through Decca).
During the season 2016/17, Pavel Kudinov sang Marchese di Calatrava (La Forza del Destino) in Basel, Colline at the Oper Perm, Segeste (Arminio) at Theater an der Wien, at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and at Opera Rara Festival Krakow, Heinrich at the Festival Erl, Emireno at the Festival in Beaune as well as Consalvo (Almirena) at the Hamburgische Staatsoper (his house debut).
Future engagements will include his role debut as Gurnemanz at Festspielhaus Erl, Pagano and Zaccharia at the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim, Jean Procida at the Oper Bonn, and repertoire performances of various bass roles by Handel, Sarastro, Colline, Heinrich.