Pascal Rogé, piano
Pascal Rogé exemplifies the finest in French pianism. His playing of
Poulenc, Satie, Fauré, Saint-Saëns and especially Ravel, 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. In the
western hemisphere, orchestral appearances include most notably the
symphonies of Atlanta, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Montreal,
Philadelphia, Saint Louis, Seattle, and Toronto; engagements abroad include
the BBC Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Hallé Orchestra,
Leipzig Gewandhaus, all the major London orchestras, Netherlands
Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestre de Paris,
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Oslo Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Vienna Symphony, and the Zurich Tonhalle.
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 the
Ravel and Saint-Saens concerti. Other recordings include the complete piano
works of Poulenc and Ravel, four albums of Satie, two of Debussy, and a
Bartók cycle with the London Symphony Orchestra. For the Poulenc Edition
in 1999, Mr. Rogé recorded both piano concerti, Aubade and the Concerto
Champêtre, all under Charles Dutoit.
Several years ago, Mr. Rogé began a new and ambitious recording project
for Onyx called the “Rogé Edition”. The first CD, released in 2005,
inaugurated his first complete Debussy cycle, including the complete
Préludes. The second disc, pianos trios by Chausson and Ravel with violinist
Mie Kobayashi and cellist Yoko Hasegawa, was released in 2006. With the
Vienna Radio Symphony under Bertrand de Billy, a CD of the Ravel
Concerto in G and the Gershwin Concerto in F was recently released on
Oehms Classics to unanimous acclaim.