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Hailed by the press as “one of the best pianists in the world,” Jean-Yves Thibaudet is sought after by today’s foremost orchestras, festivals, conductors and collaborative musicians. His absolute artistry, virtuosity and charisma have brought him to the world’s most renowned stages numerous times, leaving audiences around the globe repeatedly captivated.
Following appearances at major festivals throughout Europe and the US as well as European tours with the New York Philharmonic and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in summer 2008, the fall finds Mr. Thibaudet on tour with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra (with an appearance at Carnegie Hall on October 16), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Kammerorchester Basel. Additional performances in the 2008-09 season are with Munich Philharmonic, Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Dresden Philharmonic, Barcelona Symphony, and Orchestre National de Lyon in Europe. Appearances in the US are with the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and with the symphony orchestras of Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Colorado and Charleston.
In April 2009, Jean-Yves Thibaudet embarks on a 9-city tour with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, bringing Ravel’s two piano concerti and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 to the audiences of Geneva, Cologne, Aachen, Frankfurt, Berlin, Wiesbaden, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Additional tours are with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (May 2009) and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (March 2009). A vivid recitalist, he also performs in Dublin, Ireland; Madrid, Spain; Vienna, Austria; and at Lucerne Festival Piano in November 2008.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet is an exclusive recording artist for Decca, which has released over 40 of his albums, earning the Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or, Choc de la Musique, a Gramophone Award, two Echo awards, and the Edison Prize. He was born in Lyon, France, where he began his piano studies at age five and made his first public appearance at age seven. At twelve, he entered the Paris Conservatory to study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel.