“When you have the possibility to play incredible music with great friends onstage, this is just pure luxury. There is nothing better than that.”
~ cellist Gautier Capuçon
Three classical superstars join forces in this piano trio, born out of friendship, that creates a remarkable chemistry onstage. Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed worldwide for more than three decades and built a reputation as one of the greatest pianists of our age playing the great standard piano repertoire and non-classical transciptions alike. His list of professional friendships spans the globe, and has led to innovative collaborations in visual art, fashion, and film. He appears as a soloist on the soundtrack of Wes Anderson’s 2021 film The French Dispatch, and can also be heard in the films Pride and Prejudice, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Wakefield, and Atonement. Thibaudet is a committed educator, and the first-ever Artist-in-Residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he makes his home. Thibaudet performed on Schubert Club’s International Artist Series previously with soprano Renée Fleming.
Lisa Batiashvili, the Georgian-born German violinist, is among the most respected musicians of her generation, admired for her immaculate technique and refined musicianship. She regularly works with the world’s greatest conductors and orchestras in the music capitals of the world: Berlin, London, Vienna, New York, Boston, and Paris, to name a few. As the Times of London put it, “She’s the complete musician: heart balancing head; ego placed at the music’s service.” Particularly important to Batiashvili is her political commitment. She was heavily influenced by her Georgian homeland’s struggle for independence from Russia and has been an outspoken critic of the Russian government. The Lisa Batiashvili Foundation has already donated over 100,000 Euros to musicians in Ukraine. This will be Batiashvili’s debut appearance with the Schubert Club.
Gautier Capuçon is a true 21st century ambassador for the cello who performs internationally with many of the world’s foremost conductors and instrumentalists. Born in Chambéry, France, Capuçon is known for his exuberant virtuosity and the deep sonority of his rare 1701 Goffriller cello. Currently the Artist-in-Residence at both the Paris Philharmonie and the Vienna Konzerthaus, Capuçon can count among his regular chamber music collaborators Martha Argerich, Daniel Barenboim, Leonidas Kavakos, Daniil Trifonov, the Labèque sisters and the Artemis, Ébène and Hagen quartets. Also an accomplished pianist, Gautier enjoys playing jazz piano “recreationally.” Capuçon last appeared with the Schubert Club in 2019, in recital with pianist Yuja Wang.