JEAN-YVES THIBAUDETMore Info
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet continues to enthrall audiences worldwide with his profound
and poetic artistry, enlightened interpretations, and thrilling performances. He is sought
after by the foremost orchestras, festivals, conductors, and collaborative musicians for
his virtuosity and charisma.
Following summer 2009-including performances at major US and European festivals with
orchestras such as Philadelphia, Boston, Los Angeles, and Cleveland, as well as the Simón
Bolívar Youth Orchestra-Mr. Thibaudet's 2009-2010 season is highlighted by an Australian
tour with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as European and North American tours
with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (including a
performance at Avery Fisher Hall), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and Orchestre
Philharmonique du Luxembourg. Additional appearances abroad are with the Hong Kong
Philharmonic Orchestra, Berner Symphonie-Orchester, Museumorchester Frankfurt, and the DR
SymfoniOrkestret, among many others.
In the US, Mr. Thibaudet performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; National Symphony
Orchestra; and the symphony orchestras of Dallas, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Baltimore, among
others. He also gives recitals in Ann Arbor and Seattle. In May 2010, Mr. Thibaudet embarks
on a US tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and new Music Director Gustavo Dudamel,
bringing Bernstein's Age of Anxiety to San Francisco; Nashville; Washington, DC; New York
City; and Newark (NJ).
Mr. Thibaudet is an exclusive recording artist for Decca, which has released over 40 of
his albums; they have earned the Schallplattenpreis, Diapason d'Or, Choc de la Musique, a
Gramophone Award, two Echo awards, and the Edison Prize. On his Grammy-nominated
recording of the Saint-Saëns Piano Concertos No. 2 and No. 5, released in fall 2007, Mr.
Thibaudet is joined by longstanding collaborator, conductor Charles Dutoit, and the
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Also released in 2007, Mr. Thibaudet's album Aria:
Opera Without Words features various transcriptions-some of them his own-of opera
arias by Saint-Saëns, R. Strauss, Gluck, and others.
Mr. Thibaudet was the soloist on the Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning soundtrack of
Universal Pictures's Atonement and the Oscar-nominated Pride and Prejudice. His
other recordings include Satie: The Complete Solo Piano Music, and the jazz albums
Reflections on Duke: Jean-Yves Thibaudet Plays the Music of Duke Ellington and
Conversations with Bill Evans, his tributes to the jazz greats.
Born in Lyon, France, Jean-Yves Thibaudet entered the Conservatoire de Parisat age 12 to
study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel. At 15,
he won the Premier Prix du Conservatoire and three years later, won the Young Concert
Artists Auditions in New York City. His awards include the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et
des Lettres, Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival (Italy), and the Victoire d'Honneur.