Denis Pascal performs in France and throughout the world as a soloist and chamber musician. He has made numerous appearances in the United States in venues such as: Lincoln Center and Merkin Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington, Herbst Theater in San Francisco, and more, as well as in Asia: Yokohama Festival in Japan, Seoul, and in Europe in Palermo, Rome, Venice, Lisbon, Helsinki, Liepaja, Madrid, Valencia, etc. He is regularly invited in Germany to the prestigious Husum Piano Festival, where he performs the most audacious programs. In Paris, he has been applauded by audiences at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Théâtre de la Ville, the Salle Gaveau and the Opéra Garnier, as well as at numerous international festivals.
He has performed with the national orchestras of Lyon, Bordeaux, Besançon, Toulouse, and the Orchestre d'Auvergne. His concerts are well-thought-out: commited to maintaining a historical awareness of the repertoire, he often leaves the beaten track and gives concerts that are both striking and accessible to all, rigorously applying a consistent ethic to the Liszt repertoire, as well as to impressionist music and post-romantic scores.
This singular approach to all areas of the piano repertoire, as well as his ardor for defending rare works and composers, makes him one of the most outstanding artists on the French and international scene. Denis Pascal's discography reflects his musical commitments. With the French label Polymnie, he has recorded the complete Hungarian Rhapsodies by Franz Liszt. These recordings have been unanimously celebrated by the musical press, including Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Prix de l'Association Française Franz Liszt, and Classica.
He recorded Ernest Chausson's concert for violin, string quartet, and piano, which was enthusiastically received by the critics. Shortly afterwards, Pascal collaborated with François-Xavier Roth's orchestra Les Siècles playing two Chopin concertos, which was also publicly well received. Among his recordings that have received enormous critical acclaim, his monographic disc devoted to Jean Wiener for Sisyphe, was awarded a Diapason d'Or.
Denis Pascal was appointed professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon in January 2010 and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in April 2011. Moreover, he has contributed to the elaboration of several didactic works in collaboration with the Cité de la Musique in Paris.