Concours International de Piano Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


The Jury is chaired by Pascal Nemirovski


Pascal Nemirovski

The French Pianist Pascal Nemirovski is internationally recognized as one of the foremost piano pedagogues in the world with many of his students from Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong-Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Portugal, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA… winning top prizes, amongst them Lise de la Salle, Louis Schwizgebel … He was admitted in 1981 to The Juilliard School on full scholarship (Steinway & Freundlich Fund) where he studied with Nadia Reisenberg, pupil of Joseph Hoffman and Adele Marcus, pupil of Joseph Lhevinne and Artur Schnabel, heirs of the Teodor Leszetycki school. 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 also 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) …

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 (China, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Russia, Spain, UK, USA… and is much demanded as a jury member at international piano competitions: 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.

Professor, Hon ARAM at the Royal Academy of Music in London during 10 years, he holds since October 2016 the position of International Chair in Piano at The Birmingham Conservatoire.

He is also Professor at The Purcell School and 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. 



He will be accompanied by:


Editor Live Music and New Generation Artists BBC Radio 3.

Jonathan BLOXHAM (UK)

Assistant Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO). Artistic Director of the Festival Northern Chords.

Pierig ESCHER (Switzerland)

Senior Artist Manager at the music and Concert Agency Caecilia (Geneva/Zurich). Director of the Meisterinterpreten series in Zurich at the Tonhalle.

Markus GROH (Germany)

Concert Pianist and Professor at the Universität der Künste, Berlin.

Natalia TROULL (Russia)

Concert Pianist and Professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow.

Ilana VERED (Israël)

Concert Pianist and Artistic Director of the Festival MusicFestPerugia.