Jean-Yves Thibaudet


August 8

“He has the rare ability to make listeners reconsider repertoire and hear the music in a new way—a gift indeed.”
—The Seattle Times

For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed worldwide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. From the beginning, he has delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire and has pursued collaborations in film, fashion, and the visual arts that span the globe.

Mr. Thibaudet has a lifelong passion for music education. He was the first Artist-in-Residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. In 2017, the school created a scholarship fund in his honor to provide aid for Music Academy students.

His recording accolades include two Grammy nominations, the German Record Critics’ Award, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Edison Prize, and Gramophone Classical Music awards. His most recent album, 2021’s Carte Blanche, features a collection of deeply personal solo piano pieces that have never before been recorded by the pianist. He is the soloist on Wes Anderson’s 2021 film The French Dispatch, and his playing can also be heard in Pride and Prejudice, Extremely Loud & Incredibly CloseWakefield, and the Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed film Atonement. In 2010, the Hollywood Bowl honored Mr. Thibaudet for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame.

Mr. Thibaudet’s worldwide representation: HarrisonParrott. Mr. Thibaudet records exclusively for Decca Classics.