Born in Byaroza (Belarus), Pavel Yankovsky graduated from the St Petersburg Conservatoire (class of Nikolai Alexeev) in 2006. From 2004 to 2008, he was a soloist with the St Petersburg Consevatoire’s Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he debuted as Onegin (Eugene Onegin). At the same time, he was a trainee of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.T ogether with the Mariinsky Opera Company he has toured to Spain, USA, Japan.
Yankovsky honed his singing skills at master-classes of Elena Obraztsova, Vladimir Atlantov, and Mati Palm (2006, 2007), organized by the International Summer Academy in Mikkeli. He has also attended master-classes given by Neil Shicoff, Paolo de Napoli, and Stefano Gibellato.
From 2010 to 2019 he was a soloist with the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, where he appeared in more than twenty lead roles.
Since 2018, he has regularly appeared at the Mariinsky Theatre as a guest soloist.
In 2019–2021 — a soloist with the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.
Debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre as Eugene Onegin, in 2019.
Prizewinner of the Stanislaw Moniuszko International Vocalists’ Competition
2nd prize at the International Competition of Opera Singers 'Saint Petersburg'
Paradise Award for Best Opera Singer by the Novosibirsk Branch of the Union of Theatre Workers of the Russian Federation