Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism. As the last student to be mentored by the great Nadia Boulanger, his playing of Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Ravel and especially Debussy, is characterized by its elegance, beauty and stylistically perfect phrasing. A native of Paris, Mr. Rogé has performed in almost every major concert hall in the world and with every major orchestra across the globe.
One of the world’s most distinguished recording artists, Pascal Rogé became an exclusive Decca recording artist at the age of seventeen. Since then, he has won many prestigious awards, including two Gramophone Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque and an Edison Award for his interpretations of Ravel, Saint-Saens, Satie and Poulenc.
For several years, Pascal has enjoyed playing recitals for four-hands/two-pianos with his partner in life and in music Ami Rogé. Together, they have travelled the world appearing at prestigious festivals and concert halls and recorded several CDs dedicated to the French 2 piano and 4 hands repertoire.Together they have given the premiere of a newly-commissioned Concerto for Two Pianos by the composer Matthew Hindson with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Several years ago, Mr. Rogé began a new and ambitious recording project for Onyx called the Rogé Edition. This includes five cds of his first complete Debussy piano music cycle, 2 CDs devoted to French repertoire for 2 pianos with Ami Rogé and 2 Mozart concertos with Raymond Leppard.