Régis Pasquier was only 12 years of age in 1958 when he was awarded the First Prize for violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. Two years later, he went to the United States to give a recital in New York. This was a decisive year for he was to meet Isaac Stern, David Oistrakh, Pierre Fournier, Nadia Boulanger and Zino Francescatti. When Francescatti heard him play, he was impressed by Régis' talents and invited him to record Johann Sebastian Bach's concerto for two violins with him. From that moment Regis Pasquier entered the very exclusive circle of great violinists of world fame. He has performed with the greatest orchestras in Japan, Europe, Canada, South America and particularly in the United States with the Cleveland Philharmonic conducted by the eminent George Szell. Régis is also a noted chamber musician. Among the many accolades he has received are the Georges Enesco Prize, the Charles Cros Prize and the French Record Academy Prize. In 1985, he was appointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres and Professor of violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. He has made numerous concerto and chamber music recordings, notably Prokofiev sonatas for violin and piano with Pascal Rogé, Prokofiev violin concertos with the Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine/conductor Alain Lombard, Paganini's 24 Caprices, Berg and Bartok violin concertos with the Budapest Radio Orchestra/conductor Eric Bergel. His recording of the Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano has won the Victoires de la musique. Recent releases include Mozart violin concertos with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège conducted by Pierre Bartholomee. Régis plays a magnificent violin by Joseph Guarnerius (Del Gesu) Cremona 1734.