Robert Casadesus was a renowned 20th-century French pianist and composer. He was the most prominent member of a famous musical family, being the nephew of Henri Casadesus and Marius Casadesus, husband of Gaby Casadesus, and father of Jean Casadesus.
Robert Casadesus was born in Paris and studied there at the Conservatoire with Louis Diémer, taking a Premier Prix in 1913 and the Prix Diémer in 1920.
Robert then entered the class of Lucien Capet, who had exceptional influence. Capet had founded a famous quartet that bore his name and in which two of Robert?s uncles played: Henri and Marcel.
The Quartet often rehearsed in the Casadesus home, and so it was that Robert was initiated into chamber music. The Beethoven Quartets held no secret for him?he knew them backwards and forwards without ever having played them!