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Musical excellence
at the School

Since its foundation by Alfred Cortot in 1919, the École normale de musique de Paris attracts students from all over the world for the excellence of its teaching and its commitment to promoting French music abroad.

The School aims at training complete and enlightened musicians who excel in the practice of an instrument, singing, or disciplines such as composition or orchestral conducting : practice at the highest level is combined with the learning of a strong general culture, as well as intensive preparation for international competitions and the requirements of a career as a musician.

Located in the heart of Paris, whose cultural wealth and intense artistic activity are sources of inspiration, the School is also a gateway to Europe.

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The Rencontres Musicales de Cortot, the school’s showcase, allows visitors to discover the wealth of activities that take place in this institution, where the great soloists and pedagogues of today and the future stars of the classical music scene work together.

Cortot and concerts outside the school, which are opportunities for the students to play in public in a professional setting;

01June 09:00 – 20:00
Concerts des étudiants

Concours de fin de 1er & 2e Cycles Supérieurs
Musique de chambre

Epreuves publiques concours de musique de chambre

Salle Cortot, 78 rue Cardinet

Résultats des concours pour l’Artist Diploma

Tous les lauréats du Concours pour l’Artist Diploma, discipline par discipline


French Music Piano Academy

The French Music Piano Academy (Artistic Director Jean-Philippe Collard) is a unique opportunity to improve your interpretation of French Music with great specialists.

The School’s

The privileged student-teacher relationship is at the heart of teaching at the School. Each teacher is fully committed to the learning of his or her students according to their profile.
This closeness to experienced teachers allows the student to find the confidence, the listening skills and the high standards necessary to prepare for a musical career.

All our Professors

Preparing for a musician’s life

The École normale de musique de Paris accompanies its students in the construction of their future as musicians thanks to concert opportunities but also encounters with professionals, orchestras, ensembles, programmers or concert managers.

Rémi Geniet


“Les professeurs étaient partout, on se croisait dans les couloirs, tout était facile d’accès. On se sentait choyé ».

Eléonore Pancrazi


“Si j’avais pu rester 3 ans de plus, je l’aurais fait”.

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