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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.

Musical excellence
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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;

16April 12:30 – 14:00
Concerts des étudiants

Concerts de midi et demi – Avril 2024

Salle Cortot, 78 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris
29April 20:00 – 22:00
Les rencontres musicales de Cortot

Masterclass de Régis Pasquier, violon, sur la musique de chambre

Salle Cortot, 78 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris
13May 20:00 – 22:00
Les rencontres musicales de Cortot
From 12€


Salle Cortot, 78 rue Cardinet 75017 Paris

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.

Julian Trevelyan


« There is real freedom granted to everyone’s career, to excel in everything we do. » Pianist Julian Trevelyan began […]

Lucas Debargue


« L’École est très ancrée dans la réalité que cela représente d’être un musicien professionnel aujourd’hui. » Lorsqu’on demande à Lucas […]

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