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Thibault Charrin - Piano

Biography

Born in France, Thibault Charrin began his musical studies in 2005 at the Conservatoire of Saint Germain-en-Laye with Bernard Fauchet. Highly commended for his improvising skills and performances of Romantic repertoire, he made his debut in 2007 with a Debussy / Chopin recital in the Chateau du Lycée International. From his early development, he showed a true fascination for contemporary works, especially the music of Ligeti. At the age of thirteen, he joined the class of Christophe Maynard at the Conservatoire of Rueil-Malmaison and went to study in Paris with Tristan Pfaff where he will vastly broaden his repertoire. In 2012, he was offered a place in the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to study with Caroline Palmer and Philip Jenkins.

Awarded a Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Guildhall School in November 2016, Thibault has performed extensively across Europe: He was invited to the Royal Conservatoire of Den Haag (NL) for a leading European Project on Improvisation, recently gave a performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto in Eflat (Milton Court Concert Hall), and collaborated with the Data Science Institute of the Imperial College (London) for an Audience Research Experiment.

He has taken part in masterclasses with Anne Queffélec, Robert Levin, John Rink, Bernard d’Ascoli, and has worked closely with distinguished professors such as David Dolan, Carole Presland, Joan Havill, Peter Bithell, Katya Apekisheva, Charles Owen, Noriko Ogawa and Paul Roberts.

Thibault has made live / studio recordings of varied repertoire, including his own compositions; has performed and recorded the works of Schumann, Debussy and Poulenc.

In 2017, he is the 2nd Prize Winner of the VIIth Piano Composition Competition Fidelio and Semifinalist in the Norah Sande Award.

Thibault has been studying Orchestral Conducting since 2013 with ‘Grammy’ award winner David Corkhill and since 2014 with professor Timothy Redmond. He regularly attends rehearsals of the London Symphony Orchestra; has scored and conducted the music for a show in December 2014 of 'The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King' featuring Guildhall Final Year Actors (December 2015, Milton Court Theatre). Upon his graduation ceremony in 2016, he was invited by Sir Antonio Pappano to attend rehearsals of the Royal Opera House.

Also passionate for composition and filmmaking, Thibault has collaborated with stage / film directors and actors. In 2012, he directed a project for which he composed the music and developed the CGI environment (150,000+ views in two years). He recently produced a documentary of an opera project with the collaboration of San Francisco Merola Opera Program and Guildhall Artists.

Thibault is currently on the Guildhall Artist Masters program with Prof. Philip Jenkins.

submission July 2017