Chamber music has long been a tradition in the family of brothers Regis Pasquier, violinist, and Bruno Pasquier, violist. They, along with Roland Pidoux, cellist, are the first performers in the twenty-first season of Neskowin Chamber Music, October 12th, at 3 p.m. at Camp Winema.
The three musicians have known one another since they were students together at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris, united by their love of chamber music. After graduating with honors, they went on to teach at that institution. They also established solo careers, touring extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Canada. They have collaborated with such well-known artists as pianists Jean-Claude Pennetier and Abdel Rahman El Bacha, clarinetist Michael Portal, and flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Their father, the cellist Etienne Pasquier, founded the trio in 1947, although he had performed with his brothers, Jean and Pierre, as early as 1927. In 1941, he played Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time” in a concentration camp with Messiaen at the piano. The trio gained fame quickly and by the 1950s were considered one of the two most well-known chamber performers in the U.S., along with the Budapest String Quartet.
Other performers in the twenty-first season at Neskowin:
Mousai Remix (cello, viola, violins) November 23, 2014
Carpe Diem String Quartet (cello, viola, violins) January 11, 2015
Meccorre String Quarter (cello, viola, violins) February 15, 20915
Amadeus Piano Trio (cello, piano, violin) March 29, 2015
Joel Fan (piano) April 12, 2015
Karkowska Duo (violin, piano) May 3, 2015
Camp Winema is located three miles north of Neskowin, just off Highway 101. Season tickets are $110. For more information call 503-965-6499, write Neskowin Chamber Music, P. O. Box 1044, Pacific City, Oregon 97135, or check the website: www.neskowinchambermusic.org.