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Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

“Every note he fashions as a pearl…the joy, brilliance, and musicality of his performance could not be missed.” (The New York Times) A master of color, nuance, and interpretation, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is recognized for his sophisticated performances and poetic soul. Born in Lyon, France, Thibaudet began piano studies at age five and entered the Paris Conservatory at age 12 to study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel. Considered one of the great pianists of our time, he has been praised by the press as “a musical treasure of this age.” His absolute artistry, virtuosity, and charisma will be on display in Hill Auditorium just a few days before his Carnegie Hall recital.

Presented by the University Musical Society, www.ums.org.

· Ravel : Pavane pour une enfante defunte (1899)
· Ravel : Miroirs (1904-05)
· Brahms : Sonata No. 3 in f minor, Op. 5 (1853)

Official Website: http://ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=545

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