Keith Pascoe (born 1959) is a musician and conductor from Liverpool, England, best known for his work with musical ensembles such as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Philharmonic, and the RTÉ Vanbrugh String Quartet.
Born in Liverpool, Pascoe studied violin, piano and conducting at the Royal College of Music in London. He holds first-class honours degrees (MA and Master of Philosophy) from both Cork Institute of Technology and University College Cork respectively, and received an Hon. ARAM from the Royal Academy of Music in London. He currently lives in Cork, Ireland.
Pascoe's professional life began in 1981, when he became a founding member (and leader) of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Subsequent full-time positions included sub-leader of the London Philharmonic at the age of twenty-three, assistant director of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (with whom he has appeared as soloist), and ten years with exclusive EMI artists, the Britten Quartet.
More recently, in addition to having a busy international schedule, Pascoe has been researching the music of the eighteenth-century composer Luigi Boccherini. His critical edition of a previously unpublished work by Boccherini, recently issued by HH Edition, was critically acclaimed.
In 2004, Pascoe was appointed conductor of the Cork Symphony Orchestra.
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