The Jacques Thibaud Trio

Sunday, November 5, 2006 at 4 pm


String Trio in C minor, Op. 9, no. 3, Ludwig van Beethoven
String Trio (1933), Jean Franaix
Adagio and Fugue No. 4 in F Major (from Six Adagios and Fugues, K. 404A), J.S. Bach (arr. W.A. Mozart)
String Trio, Heitor Villa-Lobos

The ten year old Jacques Thibaud String Trio is named for the great French violinist Jacques Thibaud, who early in the 20th century joined forces with pianist Alfred Cortot and ?cellist Pablo Casals in a legendary chamber music collaboration. It’s a tough name to live up to, indeed; but so far the young string trio has done it proud.

Since their founding in the spring of 1994, the Jacques Thibaud Trio — violinist Burkhard Mais, violist Philip Douvier, and cellist Bogdan Jianu — have garnered critical acclaim all over Europe, North America and Japan. Friends as students at university in Berlin and Essen, they studied together under such artists as Laszlo Varga and Adolphe Mandeau. They have earned many prizes in international competitions, and have released several recordings – among them of the string trios of Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert and Franaix. Recently, a critic from Munich’s Suddeutsche Zeitung described their playing: “Strong and tight, with marked articulation and a well sculpted sound, …[and] an intensity that captivates the listener.”

On Sunday, November 5, 2006, the Thibaud comes to the Wilton Congregational Church for a 4:00 p.m. chamber music concert featuring the works of Bach, Beethoven, Fran?aix, and Villa Lobos. The performance is the second in the four concert 2006-07 series, which will also feature pianist Stephen Hough on January 14th, and the Prazak String Quartet on March 18th..

The Wilton Congregational Church is located on Route 33, just north of Wilton center. Tickets will be available at the door for $25 (senior pay $20, and students $10). For more information on this concert, or on the Candlelight Concerts series, please phone 203-762-3401 or 203-762-5019.