Pascal Gallet - piano


Pascal Gallet (piano) was born in Chambéry, France in 1968. He received his first piano lessons from Eliane Richepin and Paul Crapie. Later he continued his studies at the Paris Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique in the classes of Pierre Sancan, Yvonne Loriod and Pierre Reach. To this day he remains connected to Teresa Llacuna as a pupil. He emerged as a prize-winner from different international competitions, among them »Viotti-Valsesia«, Ministére de la Culture, Porto, Trapani, Vierzon and the competition of the Menuhin Foundation. His international career began with piano recitals as well as concertos in England, Mexico, Germany, Canada and Switzerland, working with for example the conductors Claude Schnitzler and Marc Foster. Recently he toured Taiwan, China and Japan. At the festivals in Villevielle, Naples, Geneva, Kiev, Detmold and Kitzingen he appeared either as a soloist or as a chamber musician. Eckard Fischer, Roco Filippini, Jörg Widmann and Joseph Silverstein were among his partners.

Furthermore he could be experienced in numerous live radio concerts. The complete recording of André Jolivet’s piano music has been released under the label »Maguelone«. Olivier Messiaen dedicated two of his bird pieces to him (»La Rousserolle Effarvatte« and »Le Merle bleu«). Since June 2001 the pianist has been artistic director of the festival »Pentecôtes Musicales« at the abbey of Fontmorigny. Since November 2004 Pascal Gallet has been »artiste in Residence« at the conservatory of the city of Pecq (Yveliness, France).