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Jacques Thibaud (September 27, 1880 - September 1, 1953) was a French violinist. Jacques Thibaud albumThibaud was born in Bordeaux and studied the violin first with his father before entering the Paris Conservatoire at the age of thirteen. In 1896 he jointly won the conservatoire's violin prize with Pierre Monteux (who later became a famous conductor). He was injured while fighting in World War I, after which he had to rebuild his technique. In 1943 he established the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud International Competition, a competition for violinists and pianists with Marguerite Long. As well as a soloist, Thibaud was noted for his performances of chamber music, particularly as part of a piano trio with the pianist Alfred Cortot and cellist Pablo Casals. He undertook concert tours with the Pianist Yves Nat and George Enescu. He was a friend of Eugène Ysaÿe who dedicated his second sonata for solo violin to him. Among his students was Eric Rosenblith. He died in 1953 when his Air France flight crashed into Mt. Cemet in the French Alps killing all on board. His 1720 Stradivarius perished with him. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.