“The French pianist commanded the Steinway”

February 06 2016

“The vibrant and evocative colours of New York illuminated the hall in Thibaudet’s performance of Gershwin’s concerto. The French pianist commanded the Steinway and trotted away with lively dance rhythms and colourful jazz harmonies in the first movement, waltzed through legato melodies and a delicate jazzy cadenza in the central chapter, and alongside the orchestra raced through the unswerving momentum of the final movement with vital syncopated rhythms and a grandiose fortissimo restatement of the opening movement’s luxurious theme.” Read the full review of Jean-Yves and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, here.