Noted French violinist and chamber musician, well-known to LMMC audiences, founder of the Trio Pennetier-Pasquier-Pidoux; winner of Enesco and Cros prizes, among others.
Régis PasquierFeb. 3, 2008

At age 12, Régis Pasquier won First Prize for violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire national supérieure de musique de Paris. Two years later, he went to the U.S. for a New York recital, where he met Zino Francescatti, who, shortly thereafter, invited him to record J.S. Bach’s concerto for two violins - he had become part of the exclusive circle of great violinists. He performs worldwide with top orchestras and is a noted chamber musician, well-known to the LMMC as the violinist of the Trio Pennetier-Pasquier-Pidoux, which he founded. He has numerous recordings and prizes, among others, the Victoire de la musique, the Georges Enesco Prize, the Charles Cros Prize, and the French Record Academy Prize. In 1985 he was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Professor of violin at the Conservatoire. He plays a magnificent violin by Joseph Guarnerius (Del Gesu), Cremona 1734. First solo appearance for the LMMC.

French pianist Pascal Rogé won the Jacques Thibaud International Competition in 1971, at age 20, and made his first U.S. tour in 1974, performing also at the LMMC. An exclusive Decca recording artist, he has won many prestigious awards, including 2 Gramophone Awards, a Grand Prix du Disque and an Edison Award.

BEETHOVEN            Sonata No. 8 in G major, Opus 30 No. 3
                                         Allegro assai
                                         Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e
                                         Allegro vivace

PROKOFIEV             Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Opus 80
                                         Andante assai
                                         Allegro brusco

BRAHMS                   Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Opus 108
                                         Un poco presto e con sentimento
                                         Presto agitato