A French-Canadian living in New Zealand since the early 90s, Pascale holds a bachelor’s in performance (Violin) from McGill University (Montreal). Initially a freelance violinist who performed with Orchestra Wellington, the APO and the NZSO, she has been employed in arts and education management for over twenty years, including as National Youth Orchestra Manager and Education & Community Programme Coordinator for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She joined the RNZB as Education, Community & Accessibility Manager in 2014.
She is the driving force behind the current RNZB education offering, including the ground-breaking accessibility and inclusion programme. Her achievements in the field have recently been recognized with the 2019 Wellington City Council’s Accessibility Champion award and the 2019 Arts Access Creative New Zealand Arts For All award.