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Famous Pianists from France

List of notable or famous pianists from France, with bios and photos, including the top pianists born in France and even some popular pianists who immigrated to France. If you're trying to find out the names of famous French pianists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These pianists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known pianist from France is included when available.

List of French piano players range from Francis Poulenc to Frédéric Chopin.

This historic pianists from France list can help answer the questions "Who are some French pianists of note?" and "Who are the most famous pianists from France?" These prominent pianists of France may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected French pianists.

Use this list of renowned French pianists to discover some new pianists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. 
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  • Alexandre Tansman
    Dec. at 89 (1897-1986)
    • Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
  • Alfred Cortot
    Dec. at 84 (1877-1962)
    • Birthplace: Switzerland, Nyon
  • Dec. at 92 (1903-1995)
    • Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France
  • Andrée Vaurabourg
    Dec. at 85 (1894-1980)
    • Birthplace: Toulouse, France
  • Arthur H
    Age: 56
    • Birthplace: France, Paris
  • Camille Saint-Saëns
    Dec. at 86 (1835-1921)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Charles-Valentin Alkan
    Dec. at 74 (1813-1888)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Claude Debussy
    Dec. at 55 (1862-1918)
    • Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
    • Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States of America
  • E. Robert Schmitz
    Dec. at 60 (1889-1949)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Édouard Risler
    Dec. at 56 (1873-1929)
    • Birthplace: Baden-Baden, Germany
  • Erik Satie
    Dec. at 59 (1866-1925)
    • Birthplace: Honfleur, France
  • Fania Fénelon
    Dec. at 61 (1922-1983)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Francis Poulenc
    Dec. at 64 (1899-1963)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Birthplace: Val-d'Oise, France
    • Birthplace: Fleury-les-Aubrais, France
  • Frédéric Chopin
    Dec. at 39 (1810-1849)
    • Birthplace: Żelazowa Wola, Poland
  • Gabriel Fauré
    Dec. at 79 (1845-1924)
    • Birthplace: Pamiers, France
  • Georges Bizet
    Dec. at 36 (1838-1875)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Birthplace: Vanves, France
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Birthplace: France, Aix-en-Provence
  • Henri Bertini
    Dec. at 77 (1798-1876)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
  • Dec. at 73 (1903-1976)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Dec. at 85 (1912-1997)
    • Birthplace: Le Mans, France