UCCA Beijing

“String-139” Concert Series: French Classical Guitarist Thibault Cauvin

15:30 - 17:00

Performing Arts
Location:  UCCA Auditorium

About this program

UCCA, in partnership with GuitarW Music Workshop, is proud to present a solo recital from French classical guitarist Thibault Cauvin. Cauvin is one of the most talented, charismatic, sought-after guitarists in the world today. The young musician has already given more than 1,000 concerts worldwide. He has appeared on many TV and radio programs and collaborated with several famous musicians, composers, and symphony orchestras. Cauvin is regularly invited as a guest of honor to festivals, universities, and conservatories throughout the world to teach master classes, give lectures, and judge competitions.

First half

1. “Sonata K. 1” — Domenico Scarlatti

2. “Sonata K. 34” — Domenico Scarlatti

3. “Sonata K. 149” — Domenico Scarlatti

4. “Milonga del Angel” — Astor Piazzolla

5. “La Muerte del Angel” — Astor Piazzolla

6. “Take the ‘A’ Train” (Jazz standard)

7. “A Felicidade” (Jazz standard)

15 Minute Intermission

Second half

1. “Guitar City” — Philippe Cauvin

2. “Kyoto” — Minoru Miki

3. “Raga du Soir (Calcutta)” — Sébastien Vachez

4. “Schnee in Istanbul” — Carlo Domeniconi


*Tickets are available online at the UCCA website and on Douban. Tickets can also be purchased at the UCCA front desk.

*There are only 30 half-price tickets available for all UCCA members. Please call 57800200 to book.

*Doors close 30 minutes after event begins. No late entry.

* Must be at least 16 years old to attend.


Thibault Cauvin

Coming from a family of musicians, Thibault Cauvin began learning the guitar with his father at age six. After graduating from conservatories in Bordeaux and Paris, Cauvin embarked on the international competition circuit. He is the first and only guitarist in the world to win 13 first prizes at the age of 20. With a family background in contemporary music, and extensive classical conservatory training, Cauvin is an ambassador of new classical guitar. He presents a rich and modern repertoire that combines the technical beauty of classical guitar with a contemporary musical sensibility. Cauvin was recently nominated as “Ambassador of Bordeaux Metropole.”


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