Renowned French pianist, Pascal Rogé, Trinity Laban's newly
appointed Distinguished Artist in Residence, will visit the Faculty
of Music on 25 and 26 November to teach both undergraduate and
postgraduate students in masterclasses and individual one to one
tuition. His visit marks the first of three extended visits this
Deniz Gelenbe, Head of the Piano Department, said of 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".
Pascal 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 concert venues.