Professor Pascal Nemirovski
International Chair in Piano
The French Pianist Pascal Nemirovski, Hon ARAM joined the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in September 2016, where he holds the position of International Chair in Piano.
He is recognised as one of the most sought-after piano pedagogue in the world with many of his students winning top international prizes and now successful recording artists represented by major Concert Artist Management companies, among them Lise de la Salle, 1st Prize winner of Ettlingen Competition and Young Concert Artist in New York and Louis Schwizgebel, 2nd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition, and was a BBC New Generation Artist between 2013-2015.
Pascal was awarded a full scholarship (Steinway & Freundlich Fund) to study with Nadia Reisenberg and Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School in 1981. In 1984, he settled in Paris and continued his studies with France Clidat and Alexis Weissenberg, while giving concerts and masterclasses in Europe, the United States and Asia.
In 1990, his vocation for teaching was recognised by violinist Vladimir Spivakov who invited him to to create and lead the Masterclasses of the International Festival of Colmar. This festival brought together the greatest international institutions such as the Paris Conservatoire, Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, London’s Royal Academy of Music, the Moscow Conservatory, and New York’s Juilliard School. Pascal was the youngest contributing professor, among internationally renowned figures including Dmitri Bashkirov, Pascal Devoyon, Gary Graffman, Vladimir Krainev, Reina Sherechevskaia, Tatiana Zelikman.
Since this experience, he frequently hosts lectures, workshops, writes books on Piano Pedagogy and is also much in demand in giving master-classes and as a jury member at International Piano Competition throughout the world:
- China: Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou Conservatories and middle schools attached to the Conservatories
- Finland: Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
- France: MusicAlp, Courchevel and Tignes, Colmar, International Festival, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris
- Germany: Edwin Fisher Summer Academy, Potsdam
- Ireland: Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin
- Italy: MusicFestPerugia, Perugia
- Israel: Buchmann-Mehta School of music, Tel-Aviv and The Jerusalem Music Centre
- Lithuania: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Vilnius
- Philippines: University of Santo Tomas. University of the Philippines
- Russia: Moscow Conservatory and Central school of Music attached to the Conservatory
- Spain: Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid, Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival
- Taiwan: International Taipei Maestro Piano Festival, National Taiwan Normal University
- UK: Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, Manchester. Cadenza, Purcell School, Oxford University
- USA: Young Concert Artists, New-York. Manhattan International Music Competition. San José International Piano Competition
In 2004, he released his first CD “Entre Ciel et Terre” devoted to Chopin, Prokofiev and Scriabin which was unanimously acclaimed by the press and is currently preparing recordings devoted to Alexander Scriabin.
From 2006 to 2016, he taught at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was awarded Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (Hon ARAM). He was as well responsible for the Subject Specialism “Piano Pedagogy” for LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music). During this period, he also taught at the Purcell School and then joined the Piano Faculty of The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2016. In May 2017, he has been appointed Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the “Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry” (Saint-Priest-Lyon, France).
Pascal Nemirovski is a Steinway Artist.
Pascal is proud to have been involved in the teaching of these prize-winning pianists from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire:
- Luigi Carroccia (Italy)
Quarter-Finalist at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, 2017, USA.
- Andrei Ivanov (Belarus)
4th Prize and winner of the “Best Interpreter of Spanish Music” at the Valencia International Piano Competition in 2017, Spain.
3rd Prize in the 2018 Birmingham International Piano Competition
- Roman Kosyakov (Russia):
1st Prize, the Audience Prize and the “ Royal Philarmonic Orchestra” Prize at the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, 2018, UK.
1st Prize and the Audience Prize at the Sheepdrove Inter-Collegiate Piano Competition, 2018, UK.
4th Prize at the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry International Piano Competition (Saint-Priest-Lyon), 2017, France.
- Daniel Lebhardt (Hungary):
1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions (YCA) in Paris and New York. A year later he was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in London and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Piano Competition.
- Edward Leung (USA):
Winner Donohoe Gold Medal 2017.
Delia Hall Prize for Accompanists.
3rd Prize at the 17th Piano Campus International Piano Competition in Cergy-Pontoise, France, 2018.
Winner Brighton and Hove Concerto Competition 2018.
Winner, Appelbe Piano Prize of the North London Festival of Music & Drama and Winner, Watford International Piano Competition.