French violinist brings Thibaud back from the dead

French violinist brings Thibaud back from the dead


norman lebrecht

March 15, 2018

Renaud Capucon has succeeded in reviving one of the more respected international competitions, the Long Thibaud, after it ran out of cash two years ago.

Founded in 1943 and named after a mediocre pianist and a fine violinist, the competition’s winners include Samson Francois, Dmitri Bashkirov, Jean-Philippe Collard, Philippe Entremont, Christian Ferras, Peter Frankl, György Pauk, Vladimir Spivakov, Cédric Tiberghien and Tamás Vásáry – an intriguing mix of French and East European talent.

Capucon will chair the jury of the revived competition this November.



  • Novagerio says:

    Marguerite Long a “mediocre pianist”?…

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    This is great news, Renaud!

  • Charles Clark Maxwell says:

    ==mediocre pianist

    No, no, no. Disappointed with this comment

  • Saxon Broken says:

    Norman is entitled not to think much of a pianist, even one the readers of his blog like. We all have our own tastes and foibles.