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Thibault Cauvin


fot. Franck Loriou

Thibault Cauvin was born with a guitar in his hands, given by his father, also a musician. He graduated with honours from the Bordeaux Conservatoire and the CNSMD in Paris. He won 36 international prizes, including 13 First Prizes (Los Angeles, Malaga, Vienna…), becoming, at the age of 20, the most successful guitarist in the world. The concerts multiplied as the world wanted to hear the “Little Prince of Six-Strings”. Since then, the artist has travelled to more than 120 countries giving nearly 1,500 performances. He has played at the most prestigious venues, such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, as well as in the most unusual places, such as the Eiffel Tower, Beijing’s Forbidden City and the Acropolium of Carthage. His guitar knows no boundaries: one evening 40,000 people can hear him on the beach in Royan in France, and two days later he plays in a ruined temple on the edge of Ecuador for 200 privileged people. Diversity, contrasts, adventure, discovery, freedom, encounters – everything Thibault holds dear can be heard in his music. And while his universal playing and endearing personality charm and bring together all audiences, the media are unanimously seduced by the “Cauvin phenomenon”. After several albums devoted to the great classical composers, such as Scarlatti, Albéniz, as well as Vivaldi recorded with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Thibault Cauvin released in 2018 a very personal album entitled Cities II, bringing together artists from a wide range of backgrounds – Matthieu Chedid, Didier Lockwood, Ballaké Sissoko, Erik Trufaz and Thylacine. During the tour promoting the album, he played 150 concerts on all continents including three sold-out performances in Paris at the Théâtre de la Ville, the Salle Gaveau and the Palace. In 2020, he recorded the legendary Estudios Sencillos series by Cuban composer Leo Brouwer, played by guitarists all over the world. The following year, he released the album Films with eighteen iconic film themes, revealing a new facet of his musical personality by combining classical sounds with multi-effects inspired by electric guitars. February 2023 saw the release of his next album dedicated to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. Involved for many years with the Paris Guitar Foundation, Thibault Cauvin and his brother have recently founded their own recording studio “Le Port de Lune”, located in the 10th District of Paris, to produce film music and other recordings. Thibault Cauvin is also a passionate surfer, art collector and cultural ambassador for the city of Bordeaux.