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Aurélien PASCAL

Cello

25-year-old French cellist Aurélien Pascal is building an international reputation as one of the new generation’s most outstanding young string soloists
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At only 25 years of age, French cellist Aurélien Pascal is attracting international attention for his "unparalleled virtuosity and intuitive musicality" (The Strad). He has won several prestigious international competitions, including second prize at the Helsinki Competition in 2013, as well as the Grand Prix, Prix du Public, and best performance of a Toch Concerto at the Emanuel Feuermann Competition 2014. His recent successes, such as his fourth place at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, where he was the youngest finalist, confirm that he is one of the most brilliant representatives of his generation. In 2013, he is the ADAMI Classical Revelation.

Aurélien regularly performs as a soloist with major orchestras throughout Europe, notably with the Moscow Tchaikovsky Orchestra, the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Kammerakademie in Potsdam, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra alongside conductors such as Vladimir Fedoseyev, John Storgårds, Pascal Rophé, Christoph Poppen, Clemens Schuldt, Okko Kamu... Frequently invited to Asia, He has played with the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Kansai Symphony Orchestra, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, which he performed in many concerts during their tour of Hong Kong and Europe in 2017. He recently made his debuts with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and Gilbert Varga, the Staat Transilvania Philharmonic Orchestra alongside Andrei Feher, as well as with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Okko Kamu.

The 2018/19 season has brought Aurélien Pascal to play at the Konzerthaus Berlin alongside Andras Schiff, at the BOZAR in Brussels, at the Beethovenhaus Bonn and at the Cellofest in Finland. He will give several concerts at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival as well as a recital at the Salle Gaveau, Paris. He has performed in concerto with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Metz, the Orchestre de Douai - Hauts-de-France and the Orchestre de Bretagne.

In recital, he has been heard in the most prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Colmar, Prades, Schloss Elmau, the Flâneries de Reims, La Folle Journée de Nantes and Japan, the Festival de Radio-France in Montpellier, the Beethovenfest in Bonn and the Rencontres Musicales d'Evian with partners such as the Modigliani Quartet, Pavel Kolesnikov, Rémi Geniet, Christian Tetzlaff, Augustin Dumay, András Schiff, Eric Le Sage, Ben Kim, Paloma Kouider and Emmanuel Pahud. He also forms a string trio with Adrien La Marca and Liya Petrova. He was awarded the "Audience Award" at the Mecklenbug Vorpommern festival in 2015, where he has been a frequent guest ever since. His projects have taken him to prestigious venues including the auditoriums of the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, as well as the mobile concert hall of the ARK NOVA/Lucerne Festival in Japan.

A laureate of the Banque Populaire and Colas foundations, Aurélien Pascal joined the Orpheum Foundation's support program for young soloists in 2015, which invited him, following his debut with Vladimir Fedoseyev at the Tonhalle in Zurich, to record Franz Danzi's concerto with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and Howard Griffiths for Sony Classical. This disc, released at the beginning of January 2018, completes his discography, featuring the Ravel Trio with Denis Pascal and Svetlin Roussev, as well as the Brahms Sextet with Augustin Dumay, Henri Demarquette and Miguel da Silva. His last CD, released in spring 2019, includes Dohnanyi's Ruralia Hungarica and Kodaly's Cello Sonata op. 8.

Born in 1994 into a family of musicians, Aurélien Pascal studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) with Philippe Müller and benefited from master classes with the legendary János Starker in Paris, Basel and Bloomington. He is currently studying with Frans Helmerson and Gary Hoffman at the Kronberg Academy in Germany. Aurélien plays a French cello by Charles-Adolphe Gand from 1850.

General management

Vincent LAFOURCADE
vincent@concertsparisiens.fr
+33 (0)1 48 24 16 97
+33 (0)6 68 81 20 08

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