BIO

« Pascale Berthelot is a musician with a sensitivity, and I would have to say an extraordinary sensitivity. Music is for her an experience of mind and body, an everyday transcendence. » Gérard Pesson, composer.

Pascale Berthelot graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon in Piano, Analysis and Interpretation of the repertory of the 20. & 21 Century. She was mainly studying with Bernard Flavigny (scholar of Alfred Cortot and Serge Koussevitzky), Eric Heidsieck and Claude Helffer. She was receiving grants from Centre Acanthes and the Fondazione Giorgio Cini – Archivio Luigi Nono (Venice).

Invited to live two years at Villa Medici just after her studies, she was initiating many collaborations with artists from different medium and many art projects. With the complicity of Bruno Racine and Marie-Christine Labourdette, she organized the renovation and inauguration of the grand-pianos Gaveau, Erard and Pleyel of this prestigious house. 

Playing in solo, with ensemble or chamber music, Pascale Berthelot premiered pieces of composers such as I. Fedele, R. Reynolds, T. Hodgkinson, D. D’Adamo, C. Newmann, M. André, M. Pinter, K. Huber, J. Walshe, M. Maierhoff, H. Harder, D. Venturi, S. Sciarrino, G. Pesson. She was collaborating with ensembles like E.I.C and E.O.C, Ensemble Hiatus (France), Trio Nexus (Berlin), with artists like Benjamin Millepied and his dance-company LA Dance Project (USA), Laurent Pichaud & X-Sud (France), Marie Denis, Guillaume Leblon, Isa Melsheimer, Jean-Luc Moulène, Laurent Bolognini, performing in hybrid installations together with the Lose Combo group (Berlin).

Since 2008, Pascale Berthelot is the artistic director of the collection Cuicatl, dedicated to new musics, for La Buissonne label (world distribution by ECM – France distribution by PIAS).

Following her researches in musical creation, she was invited in 2018 to expose her work during the first edition of the “Rencontres internationales de la création musicale de l’Abbaye de Sylvanès” (France). 

Since 2004, she was invited by Beat Richner to support the Kantha Bopha Foundation. She is the only musician who ever performed and recorded with legendary ‘Beatocello’. The album “Beatocello in e-moll” (Sony) went to the benefit pediatric hospitals in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

In 2020, she founded with François-Xavier Roth (General Music Director of the city of Cologne and founder of the orchester “Les Siècles”) and Carole Roth-Dauphin the Festival International de Musique “Les Volques” in Nîmes.