Pascal Schumacher was born on March 12, 1979, in Luxembourg.
He starts his studies as a percussionist at the classical music department of the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg (L) and obtains the Prix Supérieur in 1999. In 1996 he is accepted at the Conservatoire National de Région de Strasbourg (F) (teacher: Emmanuel Séjourné) where he receives the diploma for “Specialising Keyboard” in 2000, with congratulations from a unanimous jury.
From 1997 on he studies with jazz vibraphone player Guy Cabay, first at the jazz department of the Conservatoire de Luxembourg, where he obtains the Prix Supérieur with distinction in 2001, and later at the jazz department of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (B), where he graduates in June 2003. Currently he studies jazz vibes at the Koninklijk Conservatorium of The Hague (NL) with Frits Landesbergen.
He also graduated in musicology at the Université Marc Bloch de Strasbourg (F) in 2002.
Pascal also followed master classes and workshops with Mike Manieri, David Friedman, Franck Tortiller, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Bart Quartier, Jean Geoffroy, Charles Loos, Scott Prebys…
In 1995, he co-founds the ensemble Interchange with saxophonist Nadine Kauffmann.
In 1998, he receives the „IKB Jugend-Förderpreis“.
In 1999, he is laureate of the Prix Norbert Stelmes des Jeunesses Musicales Luxembourg.
In 2001, he is co-founder of the experimental percussion ensemble Stroke X.
From 2001 to 2003 he co-leads the Greg Lamy - Pascal Schumacher Quartet.
From 1997 on, Pascal orientates himself more towards improvised music, especially jazz music, and regularly performs with different bands, such as
Frédéric Schlick Group, Maxime Bender Quartet, Collective, Jeff Herr Quintet….
He is very active in the Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg jazz scenes,
with concerts alongside a.o. Bruno Castelucci, Sebastian Coojmans, Jan De Haas,
Marc Demuth, Jim Grandcamp, Jambangle, Diego Imbert, Greg Lamy, Sal La Rocca, Davide Petroca, Paolo Radoni, Maxime Saury, Oliver Strauch, Erwin Vann,
In 2003 he forms his own quartet: Pascal Schumacher 4tet with Jef Neve on piano, Christophe Devisscher on bass and Teun Verbruggen on drums. They recorded their “Debut Album” Change Of The Moon for IGLOO Records (www.igloorecords.be) in November 2003. The CD was released in March 2004 and will be presented on a tour around Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Holland, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Australia…
Pascal Schumacher is an appointed teacher at the Conservatoire de Luxembourg.