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Casadesus, Gaby (née Gabrielle L’Hôte)

Casadesus, Gaby (née Gabrielle L’Hôte)

French pianist and teacher; b. Marseilles, Aug. 9, 1901; d. Paris, Nov. 12, 1999. She studied with Louis Diémer and Marguerite Long at the Paris Cons., where she won the premier prix in 1917. She then toured widely as a soloist, and later in duo concerts with her husband, Robert Casadesus. She served on the faculties of the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Paris Schola Cantorum, and the American Cons, in Fontainebleau. In 1975 she helped organize the Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition in Cleveland, which became the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1994. Her career is the subject of the vol. Mes noces musicales: Conversation avec Jacqueline Muller (Paris, 1989).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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