BIOGRAPHY

Pianist Pascal GALLET made his first television appearance at the age of 10. He entered the CNSM in Paris at a very young age, where he obtained several prizes and followed the piano improvement cycle.

His early years were crowned with numerous prizes in international competitions, Viotti, Porto, Trapani, Menuhin Foundation, Senigalia, Ministry of Culture in France.

 

He then began an international career as a soloist with the most prestigious orchestras in the world.

Pianist Pascal GALLET made his first television appearance at the age of 10. Between

Very young at the CNSM in Paris, he obtained several prizes there and followed the piano improvement cycle .

His early years were crowned with numerous prizes in international competitions, Viotti, Porto, Trapani, Menuhin Foundation, Senigalia, Ministry of Culture in France.

He then began an international career as a soloist with the most prestigious orchestras in the world.

Pascal GALLET had the privilege of seeing Olivier Messiaen very closely. This one dedicated two

extracts from the bird catalog.

He has given numerous master classes at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Brasilia, at the Hochschule of Kitzingen, at Seoul University, at the Academies of Belgrade and Nis, at the International Academy of Nancy, that of Aix en Provence and most recently in Shanghai and Singapore.

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Pascal Gallet will have recorded numerous CDs in chamber music such as musics D'Europe, trio by d'Indy and Faure or even Shostakovich with the famous quartet Enesco.

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His first solo recordings allowed him to receive exceptional reviews.

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In particular, her interpretation of Turina has been compared to that of Alicia de Larocha. The Chopin CD for the bicentenary of his birth was fully appreciated.

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The CDs dedicated to André Jolivet hold a special place in the work of Pascal GALLET because he remains today the only pianist in the world to have recorded the entirety of his work for piano.

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This recording was unanimously rewarded and admired by the specialized press. A concert with the German Philharmonic Orchestra of Duisburg also allowed the live recording of Jolivet's unique concerto.

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On the occasion of the bicentenary of Liszt's birth, Pascal GALLET recorded an album (dvd) “Liszt Immortel”, in Germany on the Steingraëber piano dated 1873 which belonged to Liszt.

January 2013 sees the reissue of the CD Chopin, with as a bonus the extract of the 1st movement of the concerto n ° 1 in E minor with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the UNAM of Mexico.

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The “live” recording of Debussy's Préludes, in January 2014, was hailed by unanimous critics.

Pascal Gallet is the initiator of the International Teresa Llacuna competition and also created in 2014 the National Piano Competition in Madagascar.

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He was awarded the Beatrice of Savoy Prize in July 2014 and was awarded by Guatemala as a distinguished visitor to Guatemala City citty.

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In May 2014, Pascal Gallet was appointed piano teacher at the CNRR in Marseille ( http://esadmm.fr/conservatoire/presentation/presentation/ ) .

Since then, he has traveled the world, particularly regularly in Brazil - guest at the 2016 CIVEBRA International Festival - and in China, pianist selected at the Shanghai Spring Festival as well as at the New Music Festival in Guangxi where he gives

world premiere of several Chinese works for piano.

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In 2016, SudRadio hired him as a musical columnist for the program Tout est Classique. www.sudradio.fr/tout-est-classique.

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Very recently, Pascal Gallet consecutively released several solo recordings including classical cinema, piano music by Collet or a disc dedicated to the works of famous Chinese composers Wen Dequing and Lei Jiang.

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Pascal Gallet is artistic director of the Les MusicsTransBauges festival. Facebook page

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In February 2020, following the invitation of the UNAM, Pascal Gallet will give in several concerts in the prestigious Nezahualcoyotl Hall, the complete solo piano music of André Jolivet and his concerto for piano and orchestra with the philharmonic orchestra of the UNAM of Mexico. International musical event whose video is online on youtube

Olivier Messiaen, compositeur

"Merci à Pascal Gallet qui a joué si magnifiquement le Merle Bleu"

Yvonne Loriod Messiaen, pianiste 

"Amoureux d'un paysage, d'une peinture, son enthousiasme était toujours présent, appuyé sur un travail technique très intelligent"

François René Duchâble, pianiste

"Sa grande connaissance de la musique lui permet d'aborder avec un égal bonheur tous les compositeurs"