Gifted guitarist goes to the movies…
You may not have heard of him, but 36-year-old, Bordeaux-born Thibault Cauvin is probably the most successful French classical guitarist currently filling concert halls around the world. His latest album of film score covers is a great way to immerse yourself in his eclectic oeuvre and six-string mastery.
Young Thibault first plucked the guitar strings aged five, with musical influences going way beyond the classical – his father is a guitarist/ composer and there were strains of jazz, rock and world music floating around the house as he practised.
Cauvin studied at the illustrious Conservatoires in Bordeaux before further honing his expertise at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris.
Many national and international prizes followed and then he hit the road, touring the globe and selling out a clutch of the world’s greatest classical music venues, including the Carnegie Hall in New York and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.
Films, which came out in April, includes some truly left-field cover choices, including Nancy Sinatra’s Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), the theme song from Drive and even Duelling Banjos from Deliverance. Marvellous!
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From France Today Magazine