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Yvonne Loriod (20 January 1924 - 17 May 2010) was a French pianist, and the wife of composer Olivier Messiaen. Her sister was the ondes Martenot player Jeanne Loriod.
Loriod was born in Houilles, Paris, France. She studied at the Paris Conservatoire and became one of Olivier Messiaen's most avid pupils. She also studied with Marcel Ciampi. At the age of 25, she was appointed professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. She went on to become a…
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