Pascal Moragues


Born in 1963, Pascal Moraguès won a place in 1976 at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he straightaway won first price for clarinet and for chamber music. At 18, he was invited by Daniel Barenboim to become principal solo clarinet with the Orchestre de Paris. Since 1995 he has also been teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Pascal Moraguès is a member of the Quintette Moraguès and of the Mulhouse Ensemble and has a brilliant career as a concert player. As a soloist he has played, among others, under Daniel Barenboim, Serge Baudo, Semyon Bychkov, Carlo-Maria Giulini, Pierre Boulez et Emmanuel Krivine.

His chamber music partners include Sviatoslav Richter, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Christian Zacharias,

Christian Ivaldi, Georges Pludemacher, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Victoria Mullova, Schlomo Mintz and Gary Hoffman, the Borodine, Sine Nomine, Lindsay, Isaye, Parisii, Manfred quartets. His recording of the Brahms quintet with the Talich quartet is today recognized as a reference point.

Pascal Moraguès is frequently invited to festivals such as Montreux, la Roque d'Antheron, Divonne, la Grange de Meslay and Périgord Noir. He is also invited to play during the Paris chamber music season.

He gives numerous concerts and master classes abroad, especially in Japan, the States, Australia and throughout Europe. Pascal Moraguès has made a down recordings which have won various prices for both French and foreign crities. For the complete works of Sviatoslav Richter (Philips. 1995) the Russian pianist chose the Quintette Moraguès to record Beethoven's quintette for piano and woodwind.