Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who is regarded as "one of the most fascinating talents of our time", impresses with its expressive phrasing, his Luscious tone and brilliant technique. With his poetic interpretations he has won numerous enthusiastic listeners. He is a welcome guest at famous orchestras, conductors and festivals, working with outstanding musical personalities together. As one of the greatest pianists of our time - with an international career both on the concert stage and in recordings, he is celebrated in the press as "a musical treasure of this age".
In 2010, he has given recitals in Australia with Grieg's Piano Concerto and Saint-Saens Piano Concerto no. 5 and was with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg on a European tour. In the US, he was also listening to a tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel with Bernstein's Age of Anxiety and has performed with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Philadelphia and Nashville. With chamber music and recitals, he was heard in Amsterdam, Strasbourg and Valladolid as well as in Los Angeles, Seattle and Aspen. For Liszt 2011, he plays in Germany, among other recitals in Frankfurt, Berlin, Dortmund, and Leipzig.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet is a versatile musician who is in all divisions at home. As accompanist he appears at present to with Renee Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli and Angelika Kirchschlager, Yuri Bashmet and the Rossetti String Quartet.
With many international awards and a Grammy nomination award, Jean-Yves Thibaudet is at Decca / London under exclusive contract. Meanwhile, he has released more than 30 CD recordings. Its main publication is the 5-CD box "Satie: the complete piano works" (2003 awarded the Choc de la Musique). More Releases were: "The magic of Satie" (published in autumn 2002 with the Echo 2003 awarded best solo repertoire of the 20th century), Mendelssohn's piano concertos with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt, a selection of arias entitled " Night songs "with Renée Fleming featuring works by Fauré, Debussy, Marx, Strauss and Rachmaninoff (awarded the echo 2002) and a CD with works by Chopin / Grieg with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Valery Gergiev. Jean-Yves Thibaudet repertoire includes works by Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Liszt, Messiaen, Chopin, Shostakovich, Gershwin, Brahms, Schumann, D'Indy, Wolf and Ravel, whose recording received a Grammy nomination. He makes successful excursions into jazz et al with "Reflections on Duke: Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays the music of Duke Ellington" and "Conversations with Bill Evans" (Echo 1998). Another CD release of this is the Strauss Burlesque with the Gewandhaus Orchestra and Herbert Blomstedt. In its publication "Aria - Opera without words" with opera paraphrases different eras (February 2007) was followed in the autumn of the same year a Grammy-nominated recording of the Piano Concertos No. 2 No. 5 of Camille Saint-Saens.
Recently his recording of the Gershwin Piano Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra appeared in spring 2010 under the direction of Marin Alsop.
Even outside of concert life one has become aware of Jean-Yves Thibaudet. In November 2004 he took over the Presidential of the prestigious Hospices de Baune, an annual charity event in Burgundy. In 2001 he participated in the soundtrack to the film "The Tempest" by Bruce Beresford About Alma Mahler. He was also 2000 PBS / Smithsonian special to see "Grand Piano", a television appearance for financial support by Billy Joel occasion of the 300th anniversary of the piano. His concert attire is designed by acclaimed London designer Vivienne Westwood. Jean-Yves Thibaudet was also a soloist in the score for "Atonement," which won the Oscar and the Golden Globe, as well as in the Oscar-nominated score for "Pride and Prejudice".
Jean-Yves Thibaudet is derived from the German-French parents and was born in Lyon, where he received his first piano lessons at age five and graduated with seven his first public appearance. His principal teachers were Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel, and Aldo Ciccolini in which he began to study at the Paris Conservatory at age twelve. Ciccolini Ucs not only great musical influence on him, but also supported the young pianist after forces. With fifteen Jean-Yves Thibaudet won the Premier Prix du Conservatoire and three years later the Young Concert Artists Auditions (New York). 2001 Jean-Yves Thibaudet of France awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2002 the Premio Pegaus the Spoleto festival.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet lives in Paris and Los Angeles.
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