Tuesday 9 February 2016

Pascal Rogé, piano

Pascal Rogé, piano
Pascal Rogé, piano
Suite Bergamasque
Soirées de Nazelles
Préludes, Book 1
Pascal Rogé’s world wide performances have established him as one of the greatest pianists of his generation. As an ambassador of 20th Century French repertoire, he has no peers. He was 11 when he made his first public concerto appearance at the Paris Conservatoire where he won two Premiere Prix at the age of 15. Since then he has appeared both in recitals and with orchestras across the world. As an ambassador of 20th Century French repertoire, he has no peers. His playing of Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and especially Ravel, is characterized by its elegance, beauty and stylistically perfect phrasing. He has performed in almost every major concert hall in the world, has played with every major orchestra and with the most distinguished conductors. His many recordings have included major Gramophone awards for discs of Poulenc piano works and Ravel’s music for violin and piano. A ‘Platinum disc’ for Satie and a ‘Grand Prix du Disque’ and an Edison Award for his interpretations of the concerti of Ravel and Saint-Saëns. 


"This wonderful recital was, without labouring the point too far, akin to pondering an exhibition of evocative canvases, with wafts and wisps of tone and delicacy of touch conveying the music’s mood far more eloquently than any more exaggerated approach would have done

. . . Pascal Rogé played with exquisite refinement."


Daily Telegraph

"Onstage: a lone musician at the piano, playing work after work, uninterrupted by applause. The listening experience: priceless. No sheet music, no page turns, nothing but the unfettered and pure performance of this artist of rare quality, whose very manner personifies intensity and concentration. His singular stillness at the instrument casts a spell over the audience, which barely took a breath until he finished."  

Winnipeg Free Press