Legendary Italian-French pianist Aldo Ciccolini has passed away in Paris – aged 89.
A student of Paolo Denza, he served a long term Professorship at the Paris Conservatoire – his famed students including Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Artur Pizarro and Nicholas Angelich.
A passionate champion of French composers, Mr Ciccolini recorded more than 50 albums - all mostly of French repertoire.
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He passed away in his home following several weeks of hospitalisation for an undisclosed illness, his manager has indicated.
Our condolences are with Mr Ciccolini's family, friends, colleagues and friends.