Prudent, Émile

BORN 3 Apr 1817, Angoulême, Charente - DIED 15 May 1863, Paris: 6 rue Bleue
BIRTH NAME Prudent, Émile Racine Gauthier
CAUSE OF DEATH diphtheria
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Cimetière de Montmartre, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 22)

Émile Prudent was adopted by a piano tuner when he was still very young. His adoptive father taught him music and when he was ten years old he entered the Conservatory in Paris. There he won a first prize in piano in 1833 and a second prize in harmony in 1834. He had no patrons but he finally managed to obtain a public performance. This concert was shared with Sigismond Thalberg and Prudent played his own composition "Fantasy on Lucia di Lammermoor" which was an immediate success.

He started touring in France and occasionally abroad. He lived in Paris where he wrote his compositions. In 1848 and in 1852 he gave concerts in England. He also worked as a teacher and his pupil Louise Murer won first prize in piano at the Conservatory in 1854. Prudent died in Paris in 1863 of diphteria, aged only 46.


The grave of Émile Prudent at the Montmartre Cimetière, Paris.
Picture by Androom (05 Nov 2017)


Émile Prudent - Wikipedia

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Published: 15 Dec 2019
Last update: 22 Dec 2019