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Interview: Alexandre Tharaud

By Seth Colter Walls, Contributor

Up until late last year, pianist Alexandre Tharaud's biography was more or less similar to those of most contemporary classical music phenoms. Attendance at exclusive conservatories? Check. Strong showing in international competitions. Check? A diverse group of composers performed on a major label? Naturally! But once 2012 was over, Tharaud's resume looked a bit different — if only because he had managed to find himself associated with two (very) different cultural milestones. First, EL James selected… more »