The pianist Pascal GALLET made his first television appearance at the age of 10. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at a very young age, where he won several prizes and completed the advanced piano course. 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 had the privilege to be very close to Olivier Messiaen. Messiaen dedicated two extracts from the Oiseaux catalogue to him. He has given numerous master classes at the Brasilia Conservatory, the Hochschule of Kitzingen, the 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.
Pascal GALLET has recorded numerous chamber music CDs such as Musiques d’Europe, trio of d’Indy and Fauré or Shostakovich with the famous Enesco Quartet. Her first solo recordings received outstanding reviews, in particular her interpretation of Turina has been compared to that of Alicia de Larocha. Her Chopin CD for the bicentenary of his birth has been fully appreciated.
The CDs devoted to André Jolivet hold a special place in Pascal GALLET’s work, as he remains the only pianist in the world to have recorded his complete piano works. This recording was unanimously rewarded and admired by the specialist press. A concert with the German Philharmonic Orchestra of Duisburg also allowed the live recording of Jolivet’s only concerto. On the occasion of the bicentenary of Liszt’s birth, Pascal GALLET recorded the DVD “Liszt Immortal”, in Germany on the Steingraëber piano dated 1873 that belonged to Franz Liszt.
January 2013 saw the re-release of his Chopin CD, with a bonus recording of the first movement of the Concerto No. 1 in E minor with the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra of Mexico.
The live recording of Debussy’s Preludes, in January 2014, was hailed by unanimous critics. Pascal GALLET is the initiator of the Teresa Llacuna International Competition and also created in 2014 the National Piano Competition in Madagascar. He was awarded the Béatrice de Savoie Prize in July 2014 and was decorated by Guatemala as a distinguished visitor to Guatemala City. In May 2014, Pascal GALLET was appointed piano teacher in Paris and Marseille. Since then, he has travelled the world, notably to Brazil, where he was invited to the 2016 CIVEBRA International Festival, and to China, where he was selected for the Shanghai Spring Festival and the Guangxi New Music Festival, where he gave the world premiere of several Chinese works for piano.
In 2016, SudRadio hired him as a music columnist for the programme Tout est Classique. Recently, Pascal GALLET has released several solo recordings including
Pascal GALLET has recently released several solo recordings, including “Classique Cinéma”, music for piano by Collet, and a disc devoted to the works of the famous Chinese composers Wen Dequing and Lei Jiang. Pascal GALLET is artistic director of the festival Les MusicsTransBauges
In February 2020, at the invitation of the UNAM, Pascal GALLET will perform André Jolivet’s complete solo piano music and his concerto for piano and orchestra with the UNAM Philharmonic Orchestra in Mexico City’s prestigious Nezahualcoyotl Hall. This international musical event is being broadcast on Mexican national television.