Pascal Rogé is considered one of the leading French pianists, whose interpretations captivate through tone color, poetry and brilliant technique. Born 1951 in Paris, he first appeared at 11 years of age with orchestras in his home city and was then accepted into the Paris Conservatory. The greatest influence on the young musician's development occurred during the years he studied with Julius Katchen. At the age of 17, Rogé debuted in Paris and London, at 20 he won the coveted Marguerite Long/Jacques Thibaud Competition. He regularly performs concerts in Austria, France, Great Britian, Holland, Scandinavia and Switzerland. Extensive tours lead him to Australia, Far East, Germany, Great Britian, New Zealand; in the USA (among others Cleveland, Carnegie Hall New York, Philadelphia), he is just as frequently heard as in Canada. A focal point of his activity has become annual Japan tours.
Since 2005, Pascal Rogé is additionaly Cultural Director of the Chamber Music Festival in La Foce, Italy. Pascal Rogé has recorded numerous CDs (primarily for DECCA), of which many have been distinguished with international record prizes such as Edison Award, Gramophone Award and Grand Prix du Disque.