Philippe Entremont is one of the world’s leading pianists and a well-known conductor. He is particularly well known as a pianist for his performances in the early 20th Century repertory and music of the Classical Era.
He was born into a musical family. His father was a conductor, who when Philippe was a boy, was conductor at the Strasbourg Opera. Philippe’s mother was a pianist, who gave him his first lessons. He studied with Marguerite Long, who was a favored interpreter of the music of Maurice Ravel. In 1944 he went to study at the Paris Conservatory with Jean Doyen. At the age of twelve Entremont won the Harriet Cohen Piano Medal.