Artist in Residence 2020

We could fill this page by listing all the albums by Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the awards they won or the all the renowned artists with which Jean-Yves Thibaudet has worked. But there would be no point in droppin names. How does this exceptional artist fit into the Kissinger Sommer? Jean-Yves Thibaudet is someone with style.

Jean-Yves Thibaudet © Andrew Ecclest

His elegant appearance and unbiased nature are an expression of his personality which carries the consistency and poetry of his artistry into other aspects of his life – like a refinement of everyday life with art. Thibaudets concert clothes was designed by London designer Vivienne Westwood. New York Times described Thibaudet by writing: „every note he plays is a pearl … you can't help but notice the joy, brilliance and musicality of his playing.“  Jean-Yves Thibaudet has been a regular guest at the Kissinger Sommer since 1999. With enchanting soundscapes and flexible play he creates timbre that unveil a nearly wasteful beauty yet still present a structured whole, like the layers of fine fabrics. Jean-Yves Thibaudet manages to use his technical perfection in service of musical expression. At the Kissinger Sommer he will perform in four concerts and together with Orchestre National de Lyon  Jean-Yves Thibaudet will perform Gershwin's virtuosic piano concerto and with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin he will cover Franz Liszt's second piano concerto. Together wl violinist Nicola Benedetti he'll present classics of virtuosic chamber music by Brahms, Prokofiew and Ravel. He particularly enjoys the late night programme in cooperation with DSO Berlin. French and American music between classical and jazz, George Gershwin, Bill Evans, Erik Satie … In this concert there is spotless transatlantic communication.

Concerts with Jean-Yves Thibaudet:

06/21/2020 Piano Superstar
06/22/2020 Hypnotic
06/28/2020   The Timbre of Europe
06/28/2020   Late-night concert

Conversation with Jean-Yves Thibaudet:

22.6.2020   Conversation with Jean-Yves Thibaudet