Thibault Blanchard-Dubois is a French cellist currently based in London. He completed his bachelor’s degree in June 2018 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music with internationally renowned cellist David Cohen with whom he is currently studying for his master’s degree.
He was a recipient of prizes and won awards in many competitions: among them first prize at the Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Competition 2019, the Worshipful Company of Musicians Silver Medal 2019, the Vivian Prindl Outreach Prize for a Professional Skills Project 2018, the Barbirolli Memorial Prize for Cello 2017, first prize at the Vivian Joseph Classical Concerto Competition Concerto in 2016, finalist at The Vera Kantrovitch Solo Strings 2016 and 2017.
He is particularly interested in chamber music and is invited to perform in various chamber music festivals in Belgium (Les Sons Intensifs), Switzerland (Seeklang Concert Serie) and France. He is the cellist of the Effra String Quartet since October 2019.
He is very grateful for being generously supported for his study at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance by The George and Rosina Monk Scholarship and the Alice Hartley Scholarship.
Thibault is playing on the precious cello by J.B. Vuillaume dating from 1815.