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POST TIME: 5 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
French guitarist Thibault Cauvin performs at Shilpakala today
DL DESK, Dhaka

French guitarist Thibault Cauvin performs at Shilpakala today

Award-winning French guitarist Thibault Cauvin, widely known for his passion and creativity, will perform today at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.

Alliance Française de Dhaka is organising the event with the support of the Embassy of France to Bangladesh, BSA, Oryx Bangladesh and Gandharbpur Water Treatment SNC.

Ambassador of France to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh will attend the event as the chief guest.

Thibault Cauvin was born with a guitar in his hands, given by his father, himself a musician. And he followed the natural path from then on. He first studied at the Bordeaux Conservatoire and later at the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur, graduating with honors. Quite playful, he became passionate about international competitions, the only springboard for an artist who wants to make a career. Widely acclaimed for his youth, passion and creativity, he wouldn’t stop winning prizes and aged 20, he had won a total of 36 prizes (13 first prizes) – more than any guitar player. He got more and more concert engagements. The world wanted to hear the young lord of the six strings.

Cauvin — whom Télérama described as ‘The champion of classical guitar’ and Los Angeles Times described as ‘just incredible, don’t miss him’ — is the only guitarist in the world to win 13 international first prizes. His brilliant, inspired and eloquent playing puts up a feast to the ears breaking boundaries and admixing audiences from different places.

With his latest stop being Dhaka, Cauvin has been touring extensively for 15 years now, playing in the most prestigious halls in the world — virtually 120 countries, 1000 solo concerts with his guitar stirring the New York Carnegie Hall, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the London Queen Elizabeth Hall, to name a few.

Where: BSA, Segun Bagicha

When: 6:30pm, today.