Jean-Yves Thibaudet | Lisa Batiashvili | Gautier Capuçon

NEC's Jordan Hall

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

Gautier Capuçon, cello

Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, violinist Lisa Batiashvili, and cellist Gautier Capuçon are longtime friends and well-matched musical partners who first came together to tour as an all-star trio in 2018. Despite their considerable individual star power as soloists, they drew praise for their insightful performances, canny repertoire selections, and musical blend as a trio. 

Of the three artists, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has the most extensive history on the Series, debuting in 1998 as a piano soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Davis. He again appeared as an orchestral soloist with the Orchestre National de France under Kurt Masur, and has appeared twice as a collaborative pianist, with sopranos Renée Fleming and Angelica Kirschlager. Thibaudet makes his first appearance as an instrumental chamber music partner with this all-star trio concert.  

Georgian-born German violinist Lisa Batiashvili previously appeared on the Series once before: in 2015, with pianist Paul Lewis, and she makes her return to Jordan Hall after enjoying significant success as a chamber music partner, festival curator, and orchestral soloist in recent seasons.  

This concert marks French cellist Gautier Capuçon’s return to Celebrity Series for his second appearance as a chamber music partner, having appeared at Jordan Hall alongside pianist Yuja Wang in 2019. Later that year, he appeared in a co-presentation, with the BSO, of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under Andris Nelsons. Capuçon perfomed in Brahms’ double concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra with violinist Leonidas Kavakos. 

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“What impressed most was the perfect balance between the three: Capuçon’s rich walnut tone, Batiashvili’s leaner, lyrical sweetness, and Thibaudet’s lightly pedaled luminosity. ”


“Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s piano, Lisa Batiashvili’s violin, and Gautier Capuçon’s cello stitched their strands of sound into a sumptuous fabric. ”


Jordan Hall Venue Information

This performance is generously supported by
Sally S. Seaver, PhD.

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