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Jean-Yves Thibaudet, considered one of the best pianists in the world, has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess. He has performed around the world for more than thirty years and recorded more than fifty albums, with a depth and natural charisma that have made him one of today's most sought-after soloists. Thibaudet has won the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d'Or, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, a Gramophone Award, two Echo awards, and the Edison Prize. In 2016, on the 150th anniversary of Erik Satie's birth, Decca released a box set of Satie's complete solo piano music performed by Thibaudet, the foremost interpreter and champion of the composer's work. He has also had an impact on the world of fashion, philanthropy, and film. His concert wardrobe is by celebrated London designer Vivienne Westwood, and he was the soloist on the award-winning and critically acclaimed films Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. In 2010, the Hollywood Bowl honored Thibaudet for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame. Previously a chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Thibaudet was awarded the title of officier by the French Ministry of Culture in 2012. 

Robert Spano, Music Director

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