Professor Pascal Nemirovski
International Chair in Piano
The French Pianist Pascal Nemirovski, Hon ARAM is internationally recognised as one of the foremost piano pedagogues, with many of his students from China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA and more winning top prizes. Amongst Pascal's students are the celebrated Lise de la Salle, Louis Schwizgebel.
Pascal was admitted in 1981 to The Juilliard School on full scholarship (Steinway & Freundlich Fund) where he studied with Nadia Reisenberg. In 1984, he decided to settle in Paris and started to give numerous concerts and masterclasses in Europe, the United States and Asia, pursuing further studies with France Clidat and Alexis Weissenberg.
From 1990 to 1995, already fascinated by teaching, at the request of violinist Vladimir Spivakov, he created and was the Head of the Masterclasses of the International Festival of Colmar, becoming the youngest professor amongst the 25 guest artists invited who included D. Bashkirov, P. Devoyon, G. Graffman, A.Knaisev, V. Krainev, Y. Menuhin. This festival brought together the greatest international institutions such as the Paris Conservatoire, Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia), Royal Academy of Music (London), Moscow Conservatory, Juilliard School (New York).
Then in 1995, following a triumphal recital given at the Louvre Auditorium in Paris, he started to withdraw from the concert scene in order to devote himself to teaching, which he considers ‘an infinite source of enrichment and knowledge, as well as an authentic artistic and human exchange’.
Being now one of the most sought-after teachers, he frequently hosts lectures and workshops and writes books on Piano Pedagogy. He also gives master-classes throughout the world. He is much demanded as a jury member at international piano competitions, including Young Concert Artist New York, San Jose International Competition (USA), Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition (France), Friuli Venezia Giulia International Piano Competition (Italy).
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 (Hon ARAM) and was responsible of the Subject Specialism "Piano Pedagogy" for LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music).
Since September 2016 he holds the Position of International Chair of Piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire and is also Professor at The Purcell School. He is Visiting Professor at the Shanghai, Guangzhou Conservatories.
During the summer, he teaches at some world renown Academies like the Edwin Fischer Sommerakademie(Germany), MusicAlp (France), Music Fest Perugia (Italy), Cadenza Summer School (UK).
Pascal Nemirovski is a Steinway Artist.