TIS - 1
03 July 2024




Thibault Cauvin and -M- meet on stage to propose a musical journey, between electric guitar and classical guitar, at the Carcassonne Festival 2024!

Thibault Cauvin is the only guitarist in the world to have won 36 international awards!

Thibault Cauvin was born with a guitar, the one handed to him by his father, a musician himself. From there, everything followed with a perfect naturalness. He studied at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, where he graduated with honours. Then he won 36 international awards, including 13 first prizes (Los Angeles, Malaga, Vienna, etc.). At 20, he became the most successful guitarist in the world. Concerts are multiplying, the world wants to hear «the Little Prince of the six-string». Since Thibault travels, more than 120 countries visited for nearly 1500 performances, from the most prestigious stages to the most atypical places, from the Carnegie Hall of New York to the Eiffel Tower, from the Tchaikovsky Hall of Moscow to the Forbidden City of Beijing, from London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall to the Acropollium of Carthage. Thibault’s guitar has no borders, no limits, one evening 40,000 people can hear it on the beach of Royan, two days after he plays in a ruined temple on the borders of the equator for some 200 privileged. The diversity, the contrasts, the adventure, the discoveries, the freedom, the encounters, so many subjects dear to Thibault, that we hear in his music. His universal game and his endearing personality charm and gather all audiences. The media are unanimously seduced by the «Cauvin phenomenon», whether they are generalists like Yann Barthès who calls him «Superstar of the guitar», Claire Chazal who emphasizes the «unusual» dimension of his concerts, Léa Salamé who presents him as «one of the best classical guitarists in the world», or specialized like France Musique which devotes him every year many shows, Guitare Classique Magazine faithful of the first hour, and so many others. «The Little Prince» has grown and his childhood dream of playing notes capable of touching all hearts seems to come true. After dedicating albums to the great classical composers Scarlatti, Albéniz then Vivaldi recorded with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris at the Philharmonie de Paris, Thibault offers in 2018 a very personal record: CITIES II. Guests include artists from different musical worlds such as Matthieu Chedid, Didier Lockwood, Ballaké Sissoko, Erik Truffaz and Thylacine. This album is a success and follows a tour of more than 150 concerts on all continents, including 3 performances in Paris in 2019 sold out at the Théâtre de la ville, the Salle Gaveau and the Palace. Thibault returns in 2020 with an album dedicated to Estudios Sencillos by Leo Brouwer, a Cuban composer who wrote this legendary cycle played by all guitarists in the world. Leo Brouwer at 81 punctuates this cycle, with 3 new opus dedicated to Thibault, which appear on the album. This project, this meeting, and the unique story around this series, gave Thibault the desire to create a show between concert and theater, which he has been playing regularly since. In 2021, FILMS is released, an experimental project in which it presents another facet of its opening. Under the guise of the great themes of cinema, Thibault connects his classical guitar to various effects and sound pedals, inspired by electric guitars. In February 2023, his famous album devoted to the work of Johann Sebastian Bach was released. The record was acclaimed by the critics and it was at the top of sales.

Faithful to the Carcassonne Festival, Matthieu Chedid, better known as -M-, returns in 2024 with a new project in guitar duet with Thibault Cauvin!

Multidisciplinary artist and passionate about music from an early age, -M-, aka Matthieu Chedid, fills himself with the music of his father, Louis Chedid, jazz greats and Jimi Hendrix. In 1997, the album Le Baptême revealed him to the general public who then discovered an artist looking like a superhero with -M-styled hair. I say likes released in 1999; a 2nd album that illustrates the musical eclecticism of -M-. Following in 2003, the album Qui de nous deux where the electric and noisy rock'n'rose of -M- imposes its style with new classics like La Bonne Étoile or Qui de nous deux?. That same year will see the release of the album Labo M, concept album where -M- and his musicians meet around pure experimentation and instrumentals. The stage, experimentation, precisely, is the field of predilection of -M-. He multiplies the extraordinary stage performances where humor, derision and moments of grace meet. -M- has also multiplied collaborations with Vanessa Paradis, Brigitte Fontaine, Cassius, Ibrahim Maalouf, Johnny Hallyday… He has composed and performed several film scores including Triplettes de Belleville, cartoon by Sylvain Chaumet, Un Monstre à Paris with his duet with Vanessa Paradis for «La Seine», or the soundtrack of the film by Guillaume Canet Don’t tell anyone, César for best film music in 2007. Mister Mystère was released in 2009, followed by live CDs and documentary DVDs on his tour. Equipped with texts signed Brigitte Fontaine, George Kretek or Hocine Merabet, -M- imposes himself in touch-to-all styles, the only genre that suits him really well. In 2012, the album Îl de -M- on which we find the unstoppable and playful anthem Mojo, renews the pop/ rock codes with a humor and contagious poetry… In 2014, a new chapter begins: the Chedids decide to live a family adventure. LOUIS, MATTHIEU, JOSEPH & ANNA CHEDID. Four different entities gathered on stage by the common thread music-words. There, where the use accustoms us to a studio record, followed by a tour, to lead to a live, the Chedids choose to record a studio album at the end of their road trip, released in 2015. In 2016, twenty years after his first collaborations with African musicians and several trips to Mali, the tireless Matthieu Chedid continues his desire to meet with Africa. He composed the foundations of the album LAMOMALI, alongside the virtuosos of the Kora, Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté, with the participation of the immense singer Fatoumata Diawara and many guests from all walks of life. The Malian adventure of -M- takes shape in April 2017 with the release of the album LAMOMALI quickly certified platinum, rewarded with a Victory of Music in 2018 (Best Album World Music), and an explosive concert tour with nearly 500,000 spectators. At the end of 2018, Matthieu Chedid unveils the cover of his 6th solo album, LETTRE INFINI, which will be released at the end of January 2019. The album ranks directly number 1 in sales. Matthieu Chedid begins in February 2019 the tour of «Grand Petit Concert» with more than 100 dates scheduled over 11 months: the largest tour of the year 2019, with 700,000 spectators. In the wake, the live album Le Grand Petit Concert is certified Platinum in France.In 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, -M- proposes every week a concert «Thursday -M- » broadcast live on social networks, recorded from its place of confinement. In spring 2020, he published an unpublished single, Croîs au Printemps, whose song rights were intended for Secours Populaire. In June 2022, Matthieu Chedid unveiled his 7th studio album, entitled «Rêvalité», released by the eponymous single and the song Dans ta radio. He then adopted purple and deployed a new universe, which he staged during a major tour in 2022 and 2023...

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