French pianist Claude Kahn has died in Vallauris, France, at the age of 88. Born in Marseille, Kahn started playing the piano at the age of four, then for over 10 years was a student of Marguerite Long. His other teachers were Yves Nat and Nadia Boulanger. In 1956, he received the prize for best interpretation for La Campanella unanimously by the jury at the Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest, when he was only 15.

Kahn made many recordings and played all over the world. In 1970, he created the Claude Kahn International Piano Competition. He founded and directed the Antibes Conservatoire from 1971 to 1991, before taking over as head of the Cagnes-sur-Mer Conservatoire in 1991.

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