French pianist Pascal Godart is the winner of the Grand Prix Maria Callas International Piano Competition (1996) in Greece where he performed ten concertos.
He has appeared extensively on international stages and venues such as Salle Pleyel and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Acropolis Amphitheatre and Megaro Muzikis in Athens, Bolshoi and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, Philharmonie Hall in St. Petersburg, Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, Yokohama Festival and Hamamatsu Hama Hall in Japan, Stresa Festival in Italy, Radio-France Montpellier Festival, Les Haudères Festival in Valais, Académie Tibor Varga, La Monnaie in Bruxelles, Shanghai Concert Hall and numerous others.
He has also appeared with many prestigious orchestras and conductors in Europe, America and Asia. Highlights of his recent and upcoming engagements include the Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Kiev Philharmonic, Pasdeloup, Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, Napa Valley Symphony, European Union Chamber Orch., Brno Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Daegu City Symphony Orchestra, Nice Philharmonic Orchestra, with conductors as Wolfgang Dörner, Shizuo “Z” Kuwahara, Benoît Girault, Valentin Kojin, Didier Benetti, Stéphane Cardon, Saulius Sondetskis, Kyung-Soo Won…
Mr. Godart has captured top prizes in numerous international piano competitions, including Robert Casadesus in Cleveland, Dino Ciani in Scala, Milano and Tokyo International Music Competition in Japan. In 1990 he was the Grand Prize winner of Porto International Competition in Portugal.
A dedicated chamber musician, Pascal Godart also devotes much of his time to chamber music collaborating with many of leading musicians and ensembles, among them the American Ballet Theater (Benjamin Millepied), Latica Honda-Rosenberg, Brigitte Meyer, Mi-Kyung Lee, Pavel Vernikov, Natalia Gutman, Olivier Charlier, Philippe Graffin, Raphaël Oleg, Henri Demarquette, François Salque, Romain Guyot, Emma Schied, Florent Héau, David Gaillard, Philip Myers, Olivier Darbellay, Bion Tsang, Fany Maselli, Carlo Colombo, Sirba Octet as well as the Psophos, Alma, Emperor string quartets.
Pascal Godart has recorded several CDs for different labels such as Russian Season, DML Classics, Accord Universal, Suoni e Colori, Indesens. His last recordings for Universal Classics and for Indesens received wonderful reviews from the international press.
Pascal Godart studied piano with Renée Entremont, mother of Phillip Entremont. In 1985, he entered Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Mr. Godart received first prizes in solo piano, chamber music, vocal accompaniment, and continued his studies in the most selective program of the Conservatoire, Cycle de Perfectionnement (Yvonne Loriod and Pierre Reach.). He was one of the most brilliant students of Prof. Vadim Sakharov.
In 2010, Pascal Godart has been named Professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne (Hemu Vaud-Valais-Fribourg).
He is member of the jury for the Grand Prix Maria Callas 2010 in Athens and member of the Pre-Selection jury for Geneva 2014 International Piano Competition.