Bruno Pasquier

Bruno PasquierAfter a classic start of career with several First Prizes, Bruno Pasquier got great responsabilities as first viola at the „Orchestre de l’Opéra de Paris“ (1965-1985) and then at the „Orchestre National de France“ (1985-1990). He won the confidence of prestigious conductors such as K. Böhm, S. Ozawa, L. Maazel and many others… but his increasing activity as a soloist all over the world led him to leave his orchestral posts.

Also as a chamber musician in great demand, Bruno Pasquier, who is frequently associated with his brother, the violinist Régis Pasquier, and also with the cellist Roland Pidoux for concerts in trio, performed with important musical personalities such as Nadia Boulanger, Salvatore Accardo, Yehudi Menuhin, Isaac Stern, Leonard Rose, Josef Suk, and with the most prestigious pianists of our time.

His pedagogical career starts in the seventies at the „Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris“, where he teaches viola and chamber music. Moreover, Pasquier is frequently solicited to give masterclasses in the most renowned international establishments. Having several prize-winning recordings from different disc Academies, his set of records is very large.

Bruno Pasquier plays a wonderful Paolo Maggini viola (early 17th century). He is Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Legion of Honor) et Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite.