Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Michael Feinstein enlisted the acclaimed fashion designer Ron Tomson for their sensational show, "Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?"
The duo of singer/pianist Michael Feinstein and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet were interviewed by Joshua Barone for the New York Times. A version of the interview appears in print on March 18, 2023, Section C, Page 1 of the New York edition with the headline: Jazzed To Play His Next Encore.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet is playing Messiaen’s "Turangalîla-Symphonie" this week, captivating audiences with his unparalleled talent and remarkable musicality. However, before gracing the stage with this symphonic masterpiece, Thibaudet took part in an extraordinary evening of jazz standards alongside the renowned Michael Feinstein. The combination of Thibaudet's classical prowess and Feinstein's jazz expertise created an unforgettable fusion of musical genres, showcasing their versatility and passion.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet with Michael Feinstein wearing N° R212 - CASCADING FLOCKING PEAK LAPEL TUXEDO (Robert Torres photo)
In addition to their extraordinary musical collaboration, Thibaudet and Feinstein paid meticulous attention to their concert attire, ensuring a visually captivating experience for the audience. For this task, they enlisted the expertise of renowned fashion designer Ron Tomson, whose impeccable taste and attention to detail elevated their stage presence to new heights.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, a world-renowned pianist, has long been acclaimed for his exceptional interpretations of classical works. His deep understanding and emotional connection to the music he performs make his performances truly breathtaking. Thibaudet's technical brilliance combined with his ability to convey the nuances and subtleties of the music have made him a favorite among both critics and audiences alike.
This week, Thibaudet will tackle the monumental challenge of performing Olivier Messiaen's "Turangalîla-Symphonie." Composed between 1946 and 1948, this epic symphony is a testament to Messiaen's unique musical language and his exploration of spirituality through music. "Turangalîla-Symphonie" is a complex and ambitious work, demanding exceptional skill and unwavering dedication from its performers.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, left, and Michael Feinstein recently unveiled their new show, “Two Pianos: Who Could Ask for Anything More?”
Credit: Roger Kisby for The New York Times.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Wearing Ron Tomson Pleated tuxedo
Thibaudet's interpretation of "Turangalîla-Symphonie" promises to be a remarkable experience for all who attend. Known for his ability to delve deep into the essence of a piece and extract its emotional core, Thibaudet will undoubtedly bring Messiaen's vision to life, immersing the audience in a world of awe-inspiring sounds and textures.