Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Gautier Capuçon

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    The inaugural season of Distinctive Experiences offers three rare opportunities to see and hear world-renowned artists—up close and personal—in the exceptionally intimate Irvine Barclay Theatre.

    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    Gautier Capuçon, cello

    Musical fireworks abound as two French virtuosos collaborate in a showcase of exhilarating musicality. Praised for his “mellifluous tones” (The Times), acclaimed cellist Gautier Capuçon is lauded “among the greatest of cellists” (The Arts Desk). Capuçon joins forces with two-time Grammy-nominated pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, who is widely regarded as “the most soulful of players” (Gramophone).

    "Jean-Yves Thibaudet played the extensive piano part with extraordinary dexterity and riveting forcefulness, as well as with enthusiasm and captivating wit." —Classical Source

    "Capuçon shaped long phrases as if he were a singer whose breath never needed topping up." —The Guardian