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Gualala Arts Chamber Music Series presents:
Jacques Thibaud String Trio

Sunday, April 9 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

Jacques Thibaud String Trio
The Jacques Thibaud String Trio
Burkhard Maiss, violin
Philip Douvier, viola
Bogdan Jianu, cello
The Gualala Arts Concert Series is pleased to present the internationally-acclaimed Jacques Thibaud String Trio in a concert at the Gualala Arts Center, on Sunday, April 9th, at 4 pm. The program will include the String Trio in A by Heinrich Herzogenberg, the String Trio by Jean Francaix, and the Divertimento in E-flat major by Mozart.

Prize-winners in the prestigious 1999 Bonn Chamber Music Competition, the Jacques Thibaud String Trio was founded at the Berlin School of Art in 1994. Since then, the ensemble has performed throughout Europe, Japan and over 40 States of the U.S., receiving tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Calling their playing "spontaneous and commanding," the New York Times said, "this could be the first string trio in some time to have a major career... by turns affecting and brilliant... but they are also having fun." The Dallas Morning News echoed "You could hardly ask for music-making more full of charm, energy, and individuality than that of the Jacques Thibaud String Trio."

With their charm, youthful exuberance and astounding virtuosity, the Trio has delighted audiences of all ages in large and small venues. In the U.S., they have appeared at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall, New York City's Frick Collection (twice), Washington DC's National Gallery, hundreds of other venues including Stanford University, the Caramoor Festival, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and cities including Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Milwaukee, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Memphis, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Tucson, Salt Lake City and Honolulu. As Ensemble-in-Residence at the 2001 Florida International Festival, they drew an audience of over two thousand to their final concert. They have also given successful residencies in settings ranging from conservatories to music camps to an Indian reservation in Arizona.

Internationally, the Trio has appeared at London's Wigmore Hall, throughout Germany, in major Japanese cities on several tours, and at some of Europe's most prestigious festivals including Belgium's Musica Mundi (three return invitations) and Gidon Kremer's Echternach Festival in Luxembourg.

Recent activities include UCLA's prestigious Schoenberg Hall series (performing Schubert's "Trout" and the Hummel Quintets with musical colleagues from Japan and Brazil), New York City, Chicago, Princeton University, Washington D.C. (televised and broadcast on radio worldwide by Voice of America), several tours with flutist Eugenia Zukerman, and breaking the venerable Music Mountain Festival's long-standing "string quartets only" policy, receiving an immediate return invitation!

The Trio's name pays homage to the great French violinist, Jacques Thibaud. Born in 1880, the internationally-acclaimed Thibaud devoted himself to playing trios with Alfred Cortot and the legendary cellist Pablo Cassals. Jacques Thibaud died in a tragic airplane crash in the French Alps in 1953, en route to perform in a concert.

Tickets for the concert are $20. Children ages 7 through 17 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets are available at the Gualala Arts Center or at the Dolphin Gallery in Gualala. Tickets may also be purchased at the door prior to the performance. For further information, call the Gualala Arts Center at (707) 884-1138, or visit the website Those unable to furnish their own transportation may call the Arts Center to request rides to the concert.