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Exclusive Interview with JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET

A Message to FanFaire Viewers from pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet: A FanFaire.com Interview

A Message to FanFaire Viewers from pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet: A FanFaire.com Interview

Celebrated pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s message to FanFaire viewers. Excerpted from a FanFaire interview with the French pianist following his concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with conductor Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet On His Childhood Days

Jean-Yves Thibaudet On His Childhood Days

http://fanfaire.com is pleased to present an interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet in which he reminisces on his childhood days

Jean-Yves Thibaudet on his First Ever Concert Performance

Jean-Yves Thibaudet on his First Ever Concert Performance

A fanfaire.com interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet in which he recalls playing Ravel’s Piano Concert on G at his first ever concert performance.

FanFaire Interview: Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Ravel’s “Left Hand Concerto”

FanFaire Interview: Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Ravel’s “Left Hand Concerto”

http://www.fanfaire.com is pleased to present excerpts from an interview with French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in which he talks about Ravel’s “Concerto for the Left Hand.”

There’s more on Thibaudet in http://www.fanfaire.com/thibaudet

FanFaire Interview: Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Ravel’s “Left Hand Concerto”

FanFaire Interview: Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Ravel’s “Left Hand Concerto”

http://www.fanfaire.com is pleased to present excerpts from an interview with French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in which he talks about Ravel’s “Concerto for the Left Hand.”

There’s more on Thibaudet in http://www.fanfaire.com/thibaudet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Film Music

Jean-Yves Thibaudet on Film Music

http://fanfaire.com is pleased to present an interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet in which he talks about movie music.

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet on His Future Plans: A FanFaire.com Interview

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet on His Future Plans: A FanFaire.com Interview

FanFaire, the webzine that celebrates MUSIC! [ http://www.fanfaire.com/thibaudet ] presents an interview with one of today’s most celebrated pianists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet. In this video clip, the French pianist talks with FanFaire about his plans for the future. Interview was held following his concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with conductor Esa Pekka-Salonen conducting Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand.


 
Each of the above videos is a segment of FanFaire’s interview with Jean-Yves held backstage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on April 1, 2007 following his superb performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand with the LA Philharmonic conducted by Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen.

JEAN-YVES takes us back to his childhood days and talks about his family’s influence on his artistic development.

He then recalls his early fascination with Ravel’s music and his first ever performance with an orchestra. He presents a picture of a precocious child, playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major in its entirety! Definitely NOT the obvious first choice even for a child of prodigious talent. It is quite a delightful narration.

Jean-Yves also walks us through the nuances of Ravel’s Left Hand Piano Concerto and why for the longest time it was the one piece for piano by Ravel that he shunned, only to become one of his favorite concert pieces.

In the interview, Jean Yves shares his elation at receiving what he considers the honor of a lifetime–France’s prestigious VICTOIRE D’HONNEUR–in a special ceremony held in February 2007 at the historic Salle Pleyel in Paris. The event opened with Thibaudet performing the last movement of Gershwin’s Concerto in F with an institutional co-awardee, the Orchestre National de France. It was a fitting piece for the occasion–American music was the dominant theme of the evening and Thibaudet, though a Frenchman, is regarded as one of today’s foremost Gershwin interpreters.

A film enthusiast, JEAN-YVES talks in one segment about his love of movies and the importance of movie music to the classical artist.

Finally, he gives us a glimpse of where he plans to take his career in the foreseeable future, including upcoming recordings, new commissioned works and collaborative projects with some of today’s most promising young composers.

The interview ends with a message to FanFaire viewers.

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LISTEN to Jean-Yves’ first message to FanFaire viewers (recorded in 1999)
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