By the age of 25, the exceptional musician that is Thierry Caens had already accomplished a lifetime's worth of any ordinary musician's feats (international awards, soloist slots at top orchestras, international solo tours). But the young trumpet prodigy and overachieving Maurice André student felt suffocated by his top-of-the-class role and let his ears and trumpet explore pastures new very early on… Ogling the worlds of jazz, song and film scores, he ventured off the beaten track without giving up his identity as a classical musician. Not necessarily the quickest way to gain recognition on the music scene. But who cares? Thierry Caens has always stayed true to a vision of music that's open-minded, accessible and free of inhibitions.