Biography

Pascal Salomon has studied at the “Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris” with Gabriel Tacchino.  He has taken numerous master classes with the pianists’ Vera Gornostaeva (professor at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow), György Sebök, Andras Schiff, Paul Badura-Skoda, Murray Perahia, and Jeremy Denk.  He was granted the virtuosity degree at the “Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève,” where he studied with Edson Elias and Nelson Goerner. He obtained a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of California Santa Barbara (2017) under the mentorship of Paul Berkowitz and Lee Rothfarb. He worked for two years as a Collaborative Piano Faculty at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he currently lives with his family, and then founded Salomon Music Academy.

Core Specialties.

  • Piano Teaching
  • Concert Pianist
  • Mentoring
  • Masterclass
  • Phenomenology
  • Great Learning Expertise for Advance, College, and Intermediate Pianists and Students.

Some of his solo appearances with orchestra are : “Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,” “Sinfonietta” of Lausanne, and “La Sinfonietta” de Genève, Orchestre du Capitol (Toulouse), National Chamber Orchestra of Moldova (Chisinau).  He taught Piano for nine years at the Music Conservatory of Geneva.  He gave master classes in Romania (University of Art and College of Music in Iasi), in Hungary (Crescendo Summer Institute of Art), and in China (Yunnan Institute of Arts). Some of the major concert venues: “Ernest Ansermet Studio” Geneva Swiss Radio concert hall (Switzerland), Stravinski Auditorium Montreux (Switzerland), Toulouse Capitole (France), Chisinau Organ Hall (Republic of Moldova), Iasi Philharmonic Hall (Romania), Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing-China).

Awards

In Europe:
– Winner of the scholarship for young performers in 1993 from the “Société de Musique d’Yverdon-les-Bains” (Switzerland)
– Prize of best French pianist in the Senigallia international contest in 1995 (Italy)
– Honor Diploma in the Maria Canals international contest in Barcelona in 1995 (Spain)

In USA (University of Santa California Santa Barbara

– Martin Kamen Fellowship
– Humanities and Social Sciences ResearchGrant
– Erno Daniel Memorial Prize for Distinguished Performance in Piano
– Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship
– Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student (Music Dep.)

Reviews

– “Excellent and talented”  (24 Heures Switzerland)

– “Beautiful sound!” (Murray Perahia)

– “Real presence…the wonderful Lisztian sonority is long, smooth and without superfluous  effects” ( Le Bien Public-France)

-“This pianist touches to all of the styles with an exceptional ease, either in chamber music or with symphonic orchestras” (City Theater of Sens – France)

– “This was a great event for people to bond with each other, with Israel and with Hungary.  This is the prototypical event that we strive to produce and it was very successful last night.” (Embassy Series concerts, Washington D.C.)