Gabriel Tacchino

The French pianist, Gabriel Tacchino, a protégé of Francis Poulenc and Herbert von Karajan, has passed away at the age of 88. Gabriel Tacchino, born on August 4, 1934 in Cannes, died this January 29. He was a student of Marguerite Long and Francis Poulenc at the Paris Conservatory between 1947 and 1953. He began his concert career in 1953. He is considered the only disciple of Francis Poulenc, whose first complete recording he made.

It was Herbert von Karajan who noticed him and invited him to play with his orchestra in Berlin or at La Scala. He went on to perform with many conductors, including Herbert von Karajan, Pierre Monteux, André Cluytens, Erich Leinsdorf, Jascha Horenstein, Riccardo Muti, Paul Paray, Georges Prêtre, Michel Plasson.

Tacchino taught at the Paris Conservatory from 1975 to 1994, then at the University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai) in Tokyo and at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.

Gabriel Tacchino: « J’ai une tradition à défendre »

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