Renowned French pianist Pascal Rogé is joining Trinity Laban as Distinguished Artist in Residence.
Pascal will teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students in masterclasses and individual one to one tuition.
Deniz Gelenbe, Head of the Piano Department, said she was delighted with the appointment:
"Pascal is one of the most gifted pianists of our time, and our students will learn so much from him - his Debussy, Fauré, Ravel and Poulenc are some of the finest recordings of this repertoire in the catalogue."
Rogé first appeared in public in 1960 with a performance of Claude Debussy's Preludes. He won the piano prize at the Paris Conservatory and worked for several years with Julius Katchen. At seventeen, he gave his first recitals in major European cities, landing an exclusive contract with Decca in the process.
He also performs chamber works, with the Pasquier Trio, and with musicians such as Pierre Amoyal or Michel Portal, with whom he recorded Poulenc and Tchaikovsky. He gives recitals worldwide, in all the major centres.
In other news, acclaimed pianist and Trinity Laban Professor of Piano Gabriele Baldocci has been receiving five star reviews for his latest CD, Works for Two Pianos.
Gabriele is a protégé of Martha Argerich, and as reviewer Michael Tanner says, "…the pleasure they take in making music together is evident in every bar of the music on this CD."