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Pierre Fournier

Born: 24-Jun-1906
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 8-Jan-1986
Location of death: Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Cellist

Nationality: France
Executive summary: French cello virtuoso

Father: Gaston Fournier (French Army general)
Mother: Gabrielle
Wife: Lydia Antik (ex-wife of Gregor Piatigorsky, m. 16-Jul-1936, one son)
Son: Jean-Pierre ("Jean Fonda", pianist)

    University: Paris Conservatoire
    Professor: Cello and Chamber Music, École Normale de Musique, Paris (1937-39)
    Professor: Cello, Paris Conservatoire (1941-48)

    French Legion of Honor 1953
    Grammy 1961 for Richard Strauss' Don Quixote (shared)
    Grammy 1976 for Schubert (shared)
    Risk Factors: Polio

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