Pascal Rogé, France - Chairman of the piano Jury 2014
Born into a family of musicians, Pascal Rogé demonstrated musical talent from a very young age, appearing on stage at the age of nine years old. After brilliant studies at the Conservatoire de Paris, he won several important international prizes, including the First Grand Prize at the Long-Thibaud Competition. His artistic and personal development was greatly influenced by pianist Julius Katchen, as well as legendary Nadia Boulanger. His love for French music, which he performs around the world, has led him to record a great part of Fauré, Debussy and Satie’s repertoire, as well as Saint-Saëns and Ravel’s complete concertos with Charles Dutoit. His recordings have won many awards. He regularly performs in Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, Finland), the United States and in Asia-Pacific – Japan in particular, where he also teaches. These past few years, he has also begun performing works for two pianos and four-hands repertoire with his wife, Ami Rogé. Together, they create new pieces, performing around the world and have recorded awardwinning and critically acclaimed discs.