BIOGRAPHY

"In love of a landscape, of a painting, his enthusiasm was always present, based on a very intelligent technical work"

- Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, classical pianist, June 2003

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

Very young at the CNSM in Paris, he won several prizes and followed the advanced training course.

on the piano. His early years were crowned with numerous prizes from 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. He dedicated two

extracts from the catalog of birds. He has given numerous master classes at the Superior Conservatory of Brasilia, at the

Hochschule Kitzingen, Seoul University, Belgrade and Nis Academies, International Academy

from Nancy, to that of Aix en Provence and more recently to Shanghai and Singapore.

Pascal Gallet will have recorded many cds in chamber music such as music from Europe, trio from Indy

and Faure or Shostakovich with the famous Enesco quartet.

His early solo recordings earned him exceptional reviews.

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

CDs devoted to André Jolivet hold a special place in Pascal's work

GALLET because he remains today the only pianist in the world to have recorded the entirety of his works for piano.

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.

"Thanks to Pascal Gallet who played the Merle Bleu so beautifully"

- Olivier Messiaen, composer, 1987

On the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth of Liszt, Pascal GALLET recorded an album (dvd) “Liszt Immortel”, in Germany on the Steingraëber piano dated 1873 having belonged to Liszt. January 2013 sees the reissue of the Chopin cd, with a bonus excerpt from the 1st movement of Concerto No. 1 in E minor with the Orchestra

Philharmonic of the UNAM of Mexico.

The "live" recording of Debussy's Preludes, in January 2014, is

Acclaimed 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. He was awarded the Béatrice de Savoie prize in July 2014 and was decorated by Guatemala as a distinguished visitor to Guatemala City.

In May 2014, Pascal Gallet was appointed piano professor at the CNRR in Marseille. Since then, he has traveled the world, notably in Brazil – invited to the CIVEBRA International Festival 2016 – and in China, selected pianist at the Shanghai Spring Festival as well as at the Guangxi New Music Festival where he gives

world premiere of several Chinese works for piano.

In 2016, SudRadio hired him as a music columnist for the program Tout est Classique.

www.sudradio.fr/tout-est-classique

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

"His great knowledge of music allows him to approach all composers with equal happiness"

- François-René Duchâble, pianist, 1999