CD
Title
Barbara
Performer
Alexandre Tharaud 1968- (piano)
Based on the work of
Barbara 1930-1997 (FR)
Publisher
Erato, 2017
2 cd's + boekje
Playing time
01:17:56
EAN
0190295759155
CDR
HBX4687

About Alexandre Tharaud

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Alexandre Tharaud (born 9 December 1968) is a French pianist. He is active on the concert stage and has released a large and diverse discography.

Life and career

Born in Paris, Tharaud discovered the music scene through his mother who was a dance teacher at the Opéra de Paris, and his father, an amateur director and singer of operettas. Tharaud thus appeared as a child in theatres around northern France, where the family spent many weekends. His grandfather was a violinist in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s. At the initiative of his parents, Alexandre started his piano studies at the age of five, and he entered Conservatory of the 14th Arrondissement, where his teacher was Carmen Taccon-Devenat, a student of Marguerite Long.

He entered the Conservatoire de Paris at the age of 14 where he won first prize for piano in the class of Germaine Mounier when he was 17 years old. With Theodor Paraskivesco, he mastered the piano, …Read more on Wikipedia