Pianist Pascal GALLET made his first television appearance at the age of 10. He entered the CNSM in Paris at a very young age, where he won several prizes and followed the advanced cycle in piano. His early years were crowned by numerous prizes in international competitions, Viotti, Porto, Trapani, Menuhin Foundation, Senigalia, Ministry of Culture in France. He then began an international career as a soloist with the most prestigious orchestras in the world.
Pascal GALLET has had the privilege of close contact with Olivier Messiaen. The latter dedicated two extracts from the bird catalogue to him. He has given numerous master classes at the Brasilia Conservatory, the Hochschule of Kitzingen, Seoul University, the Academies of Belgrade and Nis, the International Academy of Nancy, the Academy of Aix en Provence and most recently in Shanghai and Singapore.
His first recordings have received outstanding reviews. In particular, his interpretation of Turina has been compared to that of Alicia de Larocha. The Chopin cd for the bicentenary of her birth has been fully appreciated. The CDs devoted to Jolivet hold a special place in Pascal GALLET’s work, as he remains today the only pianist in the world to have recorded the entirety of his work for piano. This recording was unanimously rewarded and admired by the specialized press. A concert with the German Philharmonic Orchestra of Duisburg also allowed the live recording of Jolivet’s unique concerto.
On the occasion of the bicentenary of Liszt’s birth, Pascal GALLET recorded an album (dvd) ” Liszt Immortal “, in Germany on the Steingraëber piano dated 1873 which belonged to Liszt.January 2013 sees the reissue of the Chopin cd, with as a bonus the extract of the 1st movement of the concerto n° 1 in E minor with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the UNAM of Mexico. The “live” recording of Debussy’s Préludes, in January 2014, is hailed by unanimous critics.
Pascal Gallet is the initiator of the Teresa Llacuna International Piano Competition and also created the National Piano Competition in Madagascar in 2014. He was awarded the Béatrice de Savoie Prize in July 2014.
Pascal Gallet was appointed professor at the CNRR in Marseille and the CIMP in Paris, and since then he has travelled the world, notably in Brazil -invited to the 2016 CIVEBRA International Festival- and in China, pianist selected for the Shanghai Spring Festival as well as the New Music Festival in Guangxi, where he gave the world premiere of several Chinese works for piano. In 2016, the general-interest radio station Sud radio hired him as a music columnist for the programme Tout est Classique www.sudradio.fr/Tout-est-classique.