Colburn School Embarks Upon Four-Stop International Chamber Music Tour in May 2023

Colburn Artist-in-Residence Jean-Yves Thibaudet, with esteemed faculty members cellist Clive Greensmith and violist Tatjana Masurenko, joins Conservatory of Music students violinist Aubree Oliverson, violinist Duncan McDougall, and clarinetist Javier Morales-Martinez
May 5, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – London, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music
May 8, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland
May 10, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – Berlin, Pierre Boulez Saal
May 14, 2023 at 5 p.m. – Paris, Grand Foyer at the Théâtre du Châtelet

(Tuesday, April 25, 2023) Los Angeles – The Colburn School, one of the world’s preeminent schools for music and dance based in Los Angeles, will embark on its second international tour with four stops in London, Dublin, Berlin, and Paris in May 2023, featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Colburn’s Artist-in-Residence, faculty members cellist Clive Greensmith and violist Tatjana Masurenko, and Conservatory of Music students violinist Duncan McDougall, violinist Aubree Oliverson, and clarinetist Javier Morales-Martinez.

For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. From the start of his career, he delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera, which he transcribed himself to play on the piano. His profound professional friendships crisscross the globe and have led to spontaneous and fruitful collaborations in film, fashion, and visual art. Thibaudet has a lifelong passion for education and fostering young musical talent. He is the first-ever Artist-in-Residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he makes his home. In 2017, the school announced the Jean-Yves Thibaudet Scholarships, funded by members of Colburn’s donor community, to provide aid for Music Academy students, whom Thibaudet will select for the merit-based awards, regardless of their instrument choice. Thibaudet’s recording catalogue has received two Grammy nominations, the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik, the Diapason d’Or, the Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Edison Prize, and Gramophone awards. His most recent solo album, 2021’s Carte Blanche, features a collection of deeply personal solo piano pieces never before recorded by the pianist. He is the soloist on Wes Anderson’s 2021 film The French Dispatch; his playing can also be heard in Pride and PrejudiceExtremely Loud & Incredibly CloseWakefield, and the Oscar-winning and critically-acclaimed film Atonement. His concert wardrobe is designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood.

modern classical works by composers such as Schnittke, Gubaidulina, and Kancheli, and the rarely performed viola concertos by Hartmann and Bartel. Tatjana Masurenko has made solo appearances with orchestras including the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Radio Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, and other leading orchestras in Europe and Asia. For some years now, Tatjana Masurenko’s major objective in her musical career has been the further development of the viola as a solo instrument, which also explains her commitment to contemporary music. She has given numerous first performances of new compositions, many of which are dedicated to her and originated on her initiative. Tatjana Masurenko is intensively dedicated to historical performance practice and especially to 19th-century playing and the romantic repertoire. For several years she has been engaged in playing the viola d’amore: thus, she interprets baroque and classical repertoire with passion, but at the same time she develops modern music on this baroque instrument with much interest in an experimental and innovative way with new sound ideas. Since 2002 she has been professor of viola at the internationally renowned Hochschule für Musik und Theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig and since 2019 in the same position at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne in Sion, Switzerland. She gives master classes in Europe and the United States and is artistic director of the International Viola Camp in Iznik (Turkey) as well as of a master class in Leipzig. Tatjana joined the Colburn School faculty in July 2022.

  • The diploma- and degree-granting Conservatory of Music is distinguished by a unique all-scholarship model, renowned faculty, and outstanding performance opportunities. It prepares the very highest level of collegiate musicians for professional careers.
  • The Music Academy is a highly selective training program for gifted young pre-collegiate musicians, designed to prepare students for conservatory study and performing careers at the highest levels of achievement. This program offers residential options and balances performance, musical instruction, and academics.
  • The Community School of Performing Arts welcomes students of all ages, from seven months old to adults. It offers more than 120 classes each year in orchestral instruments, piano, guitar, voice, jazz, music theory, drama, and ensembles including orchestra, choir, and chamber music.
  • The Trudl Zipper Dance Institute develops performers of all levels, from aspiring professionals in the Dance Academy to beginners starting in Youth Dance. Students of all levels receive training in ballet, tap, musical theater, and modern genres as part of a comprehensive dance education.
  • Created to serve all units of the School, the Center for Innovation and Community Impact empowers the musical and dance leaders of tomorrow by nurturing students’ passion and ability to serve their communities, preparing them for sustainable careers, and embracing the development of new ideas. The Center embodies Colburn’s commitment to developing young artists with the curiosity, skills, and commitment to make a difference in their field.

Each year, more than 2,000 students from around the world come to Colburn to benefit from the renowned faculty, exceptional facilities, and focus on excellence that unites the community.

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