Pascal Devoyon

member of piano jury

Pascal Devoyon, France - member of the piano Jury 2014

Laureate of many international competitions (Viotti, Busoni, Leeds), Pascal Devoyon’s international career was truly launched after winning second Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition. He has performed recitals in the United States and Japan and has been invited by some of the most prestigious orchestras (London, NHK, Rotterdam, Montreal, Helsinki, Orchestre de Paris) and most important conductors. Chamber music plays an essential role in his artistic expression. He regularly gives concerts with violinists D.S. Kang and P. Graffin, as well as cellists S. Isserlis, T. Wick and S.W. Yang. He forms a piano duo with his wife, R. Murata, with whom he has performed regularly since 2006. In 2011, they were invited to the Seoul Spring Festival in Korea and will soon be touring in Japan, presenting their latest recording dedicated to Liszt. Devoyon’s discography includes more than 40 recordings. Since 1999, he is artistic director, with Dong-Suk Kang, of one of the MusicAlp, one of the most important Academy-Festivals in Europe. He teaches at the Universität der Künste Berlin, as well as at the Toho Gakuen University, in Tokyo. He is regularly invited as guest professor at the London Royal Academy of Music.