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Thibault Cauvin was born with a guitar in his hands, given by his father, himself a musician. And he followed the natural path from then on. He first studied at the Bordeaux Conservatoire and later at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur, graduating with honors. Then he won 36 international prizes, including 13 first prizes (Los Angeles, Malaga, Vienna, ...). At the age of 20, he became the most successful guitarist in the world. The concerts multiply, the world wants to hear "the Little Prince of the six-string".

 

Since then, Thibault has traveled to more than 120 countries for nearly 1500 performances, from the most prestigious stages to the most atypical places, from New York's Carnegie Hall to the Eiffel Tower, from Moscow's Tchaikovsky Hall to Beijing's Forbidden City, from London's Queen Elizabeth Hall to Carthage's Acropollium. Thibault's guitar has no borders, no limits, one evening 40,000 people can hear him on the beach of Royan in France, two days later he plays in a ruined temple on the edge of the Ecuador for a few 200 privileged people. Diversity, contrasts, adventure, discoveries, freedom, encounters, so many subjects dear to Thibault, that we hear in his music.

 

The media, both specialized and generalist, are unanimously seduced by the "Cauvin phenomenon". A classical musician has rarely been so exposed in France. He is described as a "guitar superstar", "one of the best classical guitarists in the world", whose concerts are "out of the ordinary". The "Little Prince" has grown up and his childhood dream of playing notes capable of touching all hearts seems to have come true. 

 

After releasing albums dedicated to the great classical composers Scarlatti, Albéniz and then Vivaldi recorded with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Philharmonie de Paris, Thibault presented in 2018 a very personal album: CITIES II. He brings in guests from different musical worlds such as Matthieu Chedid, Didier Lockwood, Ballaké Sissoko, Erik Truffaz or Thylacine. This album is a success and follows a tour of more than 150 concerts on all continents, including three sold-out performances in Paris in 2019 at the Théâtre de la Ville, the Salle Gaveau and the Palace. Thibault returns in 2020 with an album devoted to the Estudios Sencillos by Leo Brouwer, the Cuban composer who wrote this legendary cycle played by all the guitarists in the world. Leo Brouwer at 81 years old punctuates this cycle with three new works dedicated to Thibault, which appear on the album. This project, this encounter, and the unique story around this series, gave Thibault the desire to create a show between concert and theater, which he plays regularly since. In 2021, he released FILMS, an experimental project in which he presents a new facet of his artistic openness. Using the great themes of cinema as a playground, Thibault connects his classical guitar to various effects and sound pedals, inspired by electric guitars. In January 2023, his eighth album with Sony Music will be released, dedicated to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach...

 

In February 2022, "À cordes et à cœur", Thibault's autobiographical book co-written with François Deletraz (writer and historical cultural journalist for the Figaro newspaper), was published by Editions du Rocher. In this book, Thibault recounts his unique journey, his vision of music, and shares his various concerns and thoughts. The book is a true success, with already several thousand copies printed.

 

Thibault is also a passionate surfer who travels all over the world to surf the most beautiful waves (Bali, Brazil, Canaries, Morocco, California, ...). He is also a young art collector, especially paintings from the 20th century and art from the world' s civilizations. Thibault and his brother Jordan are currently founding their own recording studio in the 10th arrondissement of Paris, called " Le Port de Lune ", for the production of film music and various recordings. Thibault is the cultural ambassador of the city of Bordeaux.

 
Thibault Cauvin is the one and only guitarist to have won 36 prizes in major international guitar competitions.
 
1st Prize: Young Guitarist of the Year (Bath, England) 2002
1st Prize: Concours International de Guitare de Fontainebleau (Fontainebleau, France) 2003
1st Prize: Simone Salmoso International Guitar Competition (Viareggio, Italy) 2003
1st Prize: Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition (Los Angeles, USA) 2003
1st Prize: Concours International de Guitare A. Lagoya (Fort de France, Martinique) 2003
1st Prize: Torrent International Guitar Competition (Valencia, Spain) 2004
1st Prize: Mottola International Guitar Competition (Mottola, Italy) 2004
1st Prize: Jose Tomas International Guitar Competition (Alicante Petrer, Spain) 2004
1st Prize: Velez Malaga International Guitar Competition (Malaga, Spain) 2004
1st Prize: Forum Gitarre Wien International Guitar Competition (Vienne, Austria) 2004
1st Prize: Sernancelhe International Guitar Competition (Sernancelhe, Portugal) 2004
1st Prize: San Francisco International Guitar Competition (San Francisco, USA ) 2004
1st Prize: Linares International Guitar Competition (Linares, Spain) 2004
 
 
2nd Prize: Concours International de Guitare Jarowski, Charleroi, Belgium 2000
2nd Prize: Concours International de Guitare René Bartoli, Aix-en-Provence, France 2002
2nd Prize: Concours International de Guitare d’Antony, Paris Antony, France 2003
2nd Prize: Rust International Guitar Competition, Rust, Austria 2003
2nd Prize: Jose Tomas International Guitar Competition, Alicante Petrer, Spain 2003
2nd Prize: Concours International de Guitare de Lachine, Montréal, Canada 2003
2nd Prize: Coria International Guitar Competition, Coria, Spain 2003
2nd Prize: Andrès Segovia International Guitar Competition, Linares, Spain 2003
2nd Prize: Belgrade International Guitar Competition, Belgrade, Serbia 2004
2nd Prize: Coria International Guitar Competition, Coria, Spain 2004
2nd Prize: Rust International Guitar Competition, Rust, Austria 2004
2nd Prize: Weikersheim International Guitar Competition, Weikersheim, Germany 2005
2nd Prize: Savona International Guitar Competition, Savona, Italy 2005
 
 
3rd Prize: Concours International de Guitare de Carpentras, Carpentras, France 2001
3rd Prize: Forum Gitarre Wien International Guitar Competition, Vienne, Austria 2003
3rd Prize: Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition, Merida, Mexico 2003
3rd Prize: Dallas International Guitar Competition, Dallas, USA 2005
3rd Prize: Dallas International Guitar Competition, Dallas, USA 2006
 
 
Public Prize: Savona International Guitar Competition, Savona, Italy 2005
Public Prize: Sernancelhe International Guitar Competition, Sernancelhe, Portugal 2004
Public Prize: Lagoya International Guitar Competition, Fort-de-France, Martinique 2003
Public Prize: Coria International Guitar Competition, Coria, Spain 2003
Public Prize: Antony International Guitar Competition, Paris Antony, France 2003