Pascal Jemain studied at Lyon CNSMD – National superior Conservatory in Yvan Chiffoleau class, and obtained a first prize with very good honors, and then improved with Gary Hoffman and Janos Starker.
His orchestral practice led him to join the European Union Youth Orchestra of which he was a member for two years, playing under the direction of Bernard Haitink, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy or even Carlo-Maria Giulini. He then joined the National Orchestra of Pays de la Loire, and at the same time continued his training as a quartetist as part of the Pro Quartet development cycle within the Alkan Quartet, benefiting in particular from a residency at the Britten Piers School with members of the Amadeus Quartet.
Pascal Jemain has been a member of the Arta Balarta Quartet for several years, with which he explores the vast repertoire for quartet as well as the world of tango.
Holder of a master’s degree in pedagogy, Pascal Jemain is currently assistant professor in Emmanuelle Bertrand’s cello class at Lyon CNSMD – National superior Conservatory where he also teaches pedagogy in the Teaching Training department.
He is also a professor at the National Conservatory in Saint-Etienne.