French pianist Claude Kahn dies aged 88

Internationally renowned French clical pianist, Claude Kahn, aged 88, died in the night from Thursday to Friday, in Vallauris (Alpes-Maritimes), Agence France-Presse learned from his entourage, Friday November 17.

It was in 1970 that an international piano competition was created in his name, which still exists today.

Born in Marseille, a gifted child, he notably followed the teaching of Nadia Boulanger, a monument of clical music. The pianist had more than 2,000 concerts to his credit around the world.

Among his distinctions, Claude Kahn notably received the prize for best interpretation at the Franz Liszt competition in Budapest.

On almost thirty discs, he has recorded works by composers such as Liszt, Chopin, Fauré, Debussy, Ravel, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, and Rachmaninov.

The World with AFP

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