Everyone remembers the concert that Pierre Réach gave at the summit of the Pic du Midi, on the terrace of the observatory at an altitude of 2800 metres, for which the concert piano was transported by helicopter. The concert was broadcast by the French television channel TF1. It was the creation with his friend Christophe Baillet of the Piano festival in the Pyrenees which, a few years later, would become the Piano-Pic festival (www.piano-pic.fr) in Bagnères de Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées), and where, every summer during the second half of July, he invites artists of international reputation, including Dmitri Bashkirov, György Sebök, Paul Badura- Skoda, François René Duchâble, Jean-Marc Luisada, Bruno Rigutto, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Anne Queffelec, Michaël Levinas, Cyprien Katsaris, Boris Berman, Jean- Philippe Collard, Michel Dalberto, Adam Laloum, François-Fréderic Guy, Muza Rubackite, Gérard Claret, Denis Pascal, Gulsin Onay, Olivier Charlier, David Fray, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Gary Hoffman, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Franck Braley, Pierre Amoyal, Patrice Fontanarosa, Mikhail Rudy, Michel Béroff, Ludmil Angelov, Marie- Joseph Jude, Bertrand Chamayou, Frank Braley, Abdel Rahman El Bacha, Etsuko Hirose, Joan Martin-Royo, Yvan Chiffoleau, Damien Ventula, Pierre Hantaï, the writer Jean-Yves Clément, the actor Alain Carré, the actor Pierre Douglas, etc.
Thus, to this day he has presented more than 300 concerts.
Together with this festival, he has also created the György Sebök International Academy, which he directs at the same place every summer, and where he welcomes young musicians from all over the world to perfect their skills with great masters.
As part of this festival, he has organised public tributes to Arthur Rubinstein, Alexis Weissenberg, and Claudio Arrau to pass on the musical heritage of these famous pianists to the young trainees.
He established the Paul Badura-Skoda International Competition, of which the first edition took place in Spain in Vila-seca in September 2010. Following this competition in 2011, and with the help of pianist Karst de Jong, he created the Vilaseca festival near Barcelona in Spain (www.vilasecamusicfestival.com), which has included recitals and masterclasses by artists such as Cyprien Katsaris, Peter Frankl, Josep Colom, Balazs Szokolay, Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Karst de Jong, Jean-Marc Luisada, Gulsin Onay, Chenxi Li, etc.
Through the presence of Paul Badura-Skoda and then Edith Fischer for several years, this festival has gained an exceptional atmosphere and attracted a large audience and a great number of trainees to the masterclasses.
From 2006 to 2009 Pierre Réach directed a series of concerts entitled ‘A l’entorn del piano’ in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).
He created the international competition ‘Chopin à Bagnères’, of which the first edition took place in July 2010 (the winner was Shaun Choo, the young pianist from Singapore).
With the support of Minister Alain Peyrefitte, he established the Printemps Musical de Provins in Seine-et-Marne, a festival that ran from 1996 to 2001. Great artists performed at this festival, such as Brigitte Engerer, the soprano Mitsuki Shiraï, Mikhaïl Rudy, Patrice Fontanarosa, François René Duchâble, jazz pianist Martial Solal, etc.
Since 2006, Pierre Réach has been a scientific consultant of the Franz Liszt festival in Grottammare, Italy.
He is the artistic director of the Piano Festival in Castelnaudary, which he set up in 2014 with his friend the great lawyer Alain Monod. In addition to concerts, each summer he hosts a working meeting with teachers and young musicians from the region.
Since September 2016, and now every year, he is the artistic director of the French classical music festival in Bailu near Chengdu (China). He invites the greatest French musicians, such as Olivier Charlier, Gérard Caussé, Laurent Korcia, Magali Leger, Michel Lethiec, Philip Bride, Pierre-Henri Xureeb, Yvan Chiffoleau, Dominique de Williencourt, etc.
He participated in the writing of the book dedicated to the French composer
Charles-Valentin Alkan, published by Editions Fayard under the supervision of Brigitte François-Sappey.
He took part in a television show about the pianist Lang-Lang on the French television channel A2.