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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.

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Alexandre Tansman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pianists from France
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Alexandre Tansman was a Polish-born French composer and virtuoso pianist. He spent his early years in his native Poland, but lived in France for most of his life. His music is primarily neoclassical, drawing on his Polish Jewish heritage as well as his French musical influences. ...more

Age: Died at 89 (1897-1986)

Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

Profession: Pianist, Composer

Credits: Flesh and Fantasy, Sister Kenny, Paris Underground, Echo, La Châtelaine du Liban

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Alfred Cortot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pianists from France
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Alfred Denis Cortot was a Franco-Swiss pianist and conductor. He is one of the most renowned 20th-century classical musicians, especially valued for his poetic insight in Romantic period piano works, particularly those of Chopin and Schumann. ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1877-1962)

Birthplace: Nyon, Switzerland

Profession: Conductor, Pianist

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#14 on The Greatest Pianists of All Time

#21 on The Greatest Pianists Ever

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André Edouard Antoine Marie Fleury was a French composer, pianist, organist, and pedagogue. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1903-1995)

Birthplace: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris, France

Profession: Pianist, Composer, Organist

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Andrée Vaurabourg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pianists from France
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Andrée Vaurabourg was a French pianist and teacher. She was the wife of Swiss-French composer Arthur Honegger, whom she met at the Paris Conservatoire in 1916. Honegger married her in 1926 on the condition that they live in separate apartments. They lived apart for the duration of their marriage, ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1894-1980)

Birthplace: Toulouse, France

Profession: Pianist

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