Thibault Cauvin, the only guitarist in the world to win 13 international awards and known as “the champion of classical guitar”, mesmerised the audience at National Theatre Hall of Shilpakala Academy in his first ever performance in Bangladesh on Tuesday.
Organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka, the programme was arranged in association with the support of the Embassy of France to Bangladesh, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Oryx Bangladesh and Gandharbpur Water Treatment SNC (a joint venture of Suez International and OTV-Veolia), reports UNB.
Ambassador of France to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh and Alliance Française de Dhaka’s director Olivier Dintinger said they were proud to present this French guitar maestro’s solo concert in Bangladesh and expect to thrive the cultural bonding further between the two countries.
Throughout the concert, the classical guitarist enchanted the audiences with his incredible solo performances including ‘Ulan Bator’, ‘Berlin’, ‘Kolkata’, ‘Istanbul’- to name a few. Prior to every performance, he described the stories and themes of each creation.
He also played a surprise piece for the audience with Gazi Abdul Hakim, a renowned flautist of Bangladesh, at the end of the concert.
Speaking of Bangladeshi audience in the venue, Cauvin expressed his gratefulness saying “Never really imagined this sort of overwhelming appreciation and I am very happy to perform in Bangladesh.”
Thibault Cauvin has been touring extensively for 15 years now and playing in the most prestigious halls in 120 countries across the globe. He has played in over 1000 solo concerts at prominent venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall in Moscow, the Shanghai Concert Hall, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s South Bank, to name a few.
The world-renowned guitar icon will share his story of mastering the classical guitar in a seminar titled ‘A discussion with Thibault Cauvin on his life and journey’ on 7 November 2019 at Auditorium Nouvelle Vague, Alliance Française de Dhaka.