Born in Bordeaux, Jacques Thibaud was taught by his father, before becoming a pupil of Marsick at the Paris Conservatoire. Before he was twenty he had already established his reputation in Paris as a soloist, extending his activities throughout the world. He was killed in a plane crash in 1953, as he embarked on a further concert tour, taking him to the Far East. The recording of Haydn’s Trio in G major, with its final Gypsy Rondo, was made by the Thibaud - Casals - Cortot trio at the Queen’s Hall in London in 1927.
One of the most remarkable chamber music ensembles of the earlier part of the twentieth century was the trio formed by the pianist Alfred Cortot, the cellist Pablo Casals and the French violinist Jacques Thibaud (1880-1953). The three met to play informally in 1905, but soon extended their activities, giving concerts and making recordings together. The last performances of the ensemble were given at the house of friends in Italy in 1934.