French pianist, 103, releases her fourth CD

French pianist, 103, releases her fourth CD


norman lebrecht

May 18, 2018

Meet Colette Maze, a pupil of Alfred Cortot and Nadia Boulanger and a piano teacher all her life.

Colette adores Debussy.

She will be 104 on June 16.


  • Rob says:

    Contrast this with all the bombs going off, rocks being slung and hatred all over the planet and it doesn’t make sense.

  • Saul Davis says:

    While I have known teachers active nearly as long, not still playing, and so remarkably. I love how elderly musicians do away with all that is unnecessary.

  • Alex says:

    Her lifespan and Debussy’s overlapped for four years (1914-18).

  • Robert Holmén says:

    Someday we’ll realize the center of the universe was Nadia Boulanger

  • Elvira says:

    God,if this is the secret for longevity I will start with Debussy tomorrow morning

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Just so inspiring!

  • Mary Douglas says:

    Amazing! Wish I could share this.

  • Roy norbury says:

    My teachers daughter is 100 plus plays everyday is blind! I am 77 yrs young
    But envy any student of Collete Maze…amazing, another proof that music is the food for the soul….so live on.