Maxime Pascal

Maxime Pascal is a passionate advocate for contemporary music, and makes it one of the foundations of his musical collaborations. In his operatic work, this has led him to creating Salvatore Sciarrino’s latest opera ‘Te vedo, ti sento, mi perdo’ at La Scala in 2016, which he also took to Berlin’s Staatsoper, and to perform Luca Francesconi’s ‘Quartett’ with Teatro alla Scala in September 2019, his third collaboration with the opera house.

He also explores his French heritage in his opera work, having collaborated with Opéra de Paris on multiple occasions to perform pieces such as ‘Daphnis et Chloé’, ‘Boléro’, ‘L’heure espagnole’ and ‘Gianni Schicchi’.

Maxime Pascal is a founding member of the multi-faceted artistic group Le Balcon. Performing a wide range of repertoire, it integrates music with advanced sound and lighting systems, in exciting and compelling musical experiences. Maxime Pascal and Le Balcon have collaborated with Pierre Boulez, George Benjamin, Peter Eötvös and Michaël Lévinas.

Beyond his work with staged productions, Pascal investigates the links between symphonic music from the core repertoire and 20th and 21st-century pieces. He performed Grisey’s ‘Les Espaces Acoustiques’ with ORF Radio-Sinfonieorchester Wien at Salzburger Festspiele, but also collaborated with Les Siècles during Berlioz’s 150th anniversary celebration at Hong Kong Arts Festival. In 2020 he will work with Patricia Kopatchinskaja to build a programme around Debussy and Sibelius for Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.

He is establishing himself as a leading conductor in Italy, performing with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI; in Germany, working with Münchner Philharmoniker, SWR Sinfonieorchester, Münchener Kammerorchester, Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and Ensemble Musikfabrik; and in his native France, with Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine and Orchestre National de Lille.

Born into a musical family, he began his studies on piano and then violin at an early age in his native city of Carcassonne. In 2005 he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris where one of his mentors was François-Xavier Roth.

Maxime Pascal beim Beethovenfest





6:00 pm

‘Thou shalt arise, yea, arise’

  • Camilla Tilling soprano
  • Alisa Kolosova mezzo soprano
  • Prager Philharmonischer Chor
  • Mahler Chamber Orchestra
  • Lukáš Vasilek preparation
  • Maxime Pascal conductor
Works by Gustav Mahler
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«