Artist in Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading interpreters of Ravel and in this recital he performs two works by the French composer, including his haunting Pavane pour une infant defunte and Miroirs. Also, Schumann’s Piano Sonata No. 1, one of his most famous large-scale works for piano, plus Kinderszenen, his playful and innocent reminisces of childhood. Performance does not include the Seattle Symphony.
PARIS: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France played Franz Liszt 2nd. Pianoconcerto with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as brilliant pianosoloist at Salle Playel March 22nd. In addition opened the orchestra with Antonin Dvorak´s festive Carneval Ouverture, and ended up with Béla Bartók´s less festive, but still interesting Concerto for Orchester. But it was like opening with the two desserts before the break.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet 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. At age fifteen, he won the Premier Prix du Conservatoire and, three years later, the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City. Among his numerous honors are the Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival in Italy and the Victoire d’Honneur, a lifetime career achievement award and the highest honor given by France’s Victoires de la Musique. The Hollywood Bowl inducted him into its Hall of Fame in 2010. Previously a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Thibaudet was promoted to the title of Officier by the French Minister of Culture in 2012.