Chairman of the Jury,

Concert Pianist, Professor and International Chair in Piano, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Honorary Professor, Royal Academy of Music in London.

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 pedagogues in the world with many of his students winning top international prizes and now successful recording artists represented by major Concert Artist Maement companies, among them Lise de la Salle, 1st Prize winner of the Ettlingen International Piano Competition and Young Concert Artist (YCA) in New York and Louis Schwizgebel, 2nd Prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition and BBC New Generation Artist between 2013-2015.

From 1981 to 1984, Pascal studied with Nadia Reisenberg and Adele Marcus at the Juilliard School where he was awarded a full scholarship (Steinway & Freundlich Fund). 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 started to be invited to give lectures, Masterclasses, workshops all over the world:

  • China: Shanghai Conservatory & Middle school, Beijing Central and China Conservatories & Middle school, Shenzhen Arts School and Guangzhou Conservatory & Middle school
  • 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, Campillos International Piano Competition
  • 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.

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). Having much experience in teaching, he was also responsible for the Subject Specialism “Piano Pedagogy” for LRAM (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music) and edited two books. During this period, he also taught at the Purcell School.

He is also very much in demand as a jury member at International Piano Competition throughout the world and has been appointed Artistic Director and Chairman of the Jury of the “Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry” (Saint-Priest-Lyon, France) in May 2017.

Pascal Nemirovski is a Steinway Artist.