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Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism. Born in Paris, he was a student of the Paris Conservatory and was also mentored by Julius Katchen and the great Nadia Boulanger. Winner of Georges Enesco piano competition and 1st prize of Marguerite Long Piano competition, he became an exclusive Decca recording artist at the age of seventeen. His playing of Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and especially Ravel, is characterized by its elegance, beauty and stylistically perfect phrasing.
Mr. Rogé has performed in almost every major concert hall in the world and with every major orchestra across the globe and has collaborated with the most distinguished conductors in history, including Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Mariss Jansons, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Edo de Waart, Alan Gilbert, David Zinman, Marek Janowski, Sir Andrew Davis, Raymond Leppard and others.
One of the world’s most distinguished recording artists, Pascal Rogé has won many prestigious awards, including two Gramophone Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque and an Edison Award for his interpretations of the Ravel and Saint- Saens concerti along with the complete piano works of Ravel, Poulenc Debussy and Satie.
In more recent years, Mr. Rogé began a new and ambitious recording project for Onyx called the Rogé Edition. He launched the Rogé Edition with five volumes of complete Debussy piano works to much acclaim.
With the Vienna Radio Symphony under Bertrand de Billy, he has recently recorded two CDs of both of the Ravel Piano Concerti and the Gershwin Concerto in F and Rhapsody in Blue.
Recently, Mr. Rogé has enjoyed playing recitals for four-hands/two-pianos with his wife Ami Rogé. They have travelled the world appearing
at prestigious festivals and concert halls and recorded several CDs, including "Wedding Cake" and the French duo-repertoire, which was chosen by the Grammophone Magazine as the "CD of the Month". They have also recorded the Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion. In 2011 they have given the premiere of a Concerto written for them by the Australian composer Matthew Hindson at the Sydney Opera House, with the Symphoney Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Mr. Rogé's most recent recording project is with a Japanese recording label, Octavia, for which he recorded the "Crystal Dream" with music by Satie and Yoshimatsu, and more recently "Nocturnes" by Fauré and Chopin.
Pascal Rogé is also dedicated to teaching and gives regular masterclasses in France, United States, United Kingdom, and Asia. He is regularly on a panel in the International Competitions, including Leeds International Competition, HongKong, Epinal, as well as Geneva International Piano Competition, for which he was a chairman.