GABRIEL THIBAUDEAU (b 1959 )
Born in 1959, the Canadian composer, pianist and conductor Gabriel Thibaudeau studied piano in Montreal at the École de musique Vincentd’Indy and composition at the Université de Montréal.
He started work at the age of 15 as a pianist for ballets. Since then, he has been a pianist for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the pianist at La Cinémathèque québécoise for the last 30 years and composer-in-residence with the Octuor de France for more than 20 years.
Thibaudeau’s work includes music for ballet, opera, chamber music and several orchestral compositions for silent films. His works are performed in the Americas, as well as in Europe and Asia.
Several international institutions have commissioned work from Thibaudeau, including the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Cineteca di Bologna, the Festival de Cannes, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.