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Thibault Blanchard was born in Lyon  in 1993. He started playing the cello at the age of 6 at Besançon Conservatoire of Music from which he received a Final Diploma with First-class honours in 2009.

After two years at Dijon Conservatoire and two years studying in Paris, Thibault began a Bachelor’s degree in Mons, Belgium with internationally renowned cellist, David Cohen. He is currently studying for a degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music (London) with David Cohen.

Thibault has seen success in a number of competitions, among them appearing as a finalist in the Edmond Baert Competition in Belgium in 2016, and the Vatelot-Rampal Competition in Paris three years earlier.

Thibault Blanchard

Age on entering SIYMC:  23

Nationality:  French

Instrument:  Cello

Studies at:  Trinity Laban