Jean-Yves Thibaudet has the rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess. After more than thirty years of performing around the world, and over forty recorded albums, Thibaudet is one of today’s most sought after soloists. On 18 June 2010, the Hollywood Bowl honoured Thibaudet for his musical achievements by inducting him into its Hall of Fame. He is a recording artist for Decca, which has released over forty of his albums, earning the Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, a Gramophone Award, two Echo Awards, and the Edison Prize. In spring 2010 Thibaudet released his latest recording of music by Gershwin, featuring “big jazz band” orchestrations of Rhapsody in Blue, Variations on ‘I Got Rhythm’, and Concerto in F live with the Baltimore Symphony and its music director, Marin Alsop.