Cédric Tiberghien, piano
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Cédric Tiberghien

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Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his versatility, as demonstrated by his wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming, an openness to explore innovative concert formats
and his dynamic chamber music partnerships.

Concerto appearances in the 2022-23 season include his debut with the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and return visits to NSO Washington (Karina Canellakis) and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He will also perform Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony with both the Berliner Philharmoniker (Simone Young) and Orchestre National de France (Cristian Macelaru). His recital appearances with Alina Ibrabimova include the Wigmore Hall in London, Sao Paulo and Philadelphia and he will perform with Antoine Tamestit in both Madrid and Prague. Cédric’s solo recitals will include London, Paris and
performances of John Cage’s 16 Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano in Australia. The latter is a collaboration with the percussion artist Matthias Schack-Arnott who is creating a kinetic installation in response to this piece. The project will receive
its world premiere performance at the Perth Festival..

His recital appearances with Alina Ibragimova include the Wigmore Hall in London and Boulez Saal in Berlin. They will return to the Wigmore Hall with the Doric Quartet, in a chamber project that will also be presented in Vienna and Hamburg. Cédric will also be
performing with Antoine Tamestit across Europe, following the recent release of their Brahms album on Harmonia Mundi. Recent music theatre projects include the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land) where he collaborated with the soprano Julia Bullock.
Cédric recently presented a major focus on the music of Bartok, culminating in a three-volume exploration of his solo piano works for the Hyperion label. He has been awarded five Diapason d’Or, for his solo and duo recordings on Hyperion. He also has many concerto and recital discs released on Harmonia Mundi.

He is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. Cédric’s passion for chamber music is reflected in numerous recordings: his discography with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live).

Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his versatility, as demonstrated by his wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming, an openness to explore innovative
concert formats and his dynamic chamber music partnerships.

Concerto appearances in the 2022-23 season include his debut with the Sao Paulo State Symphony Orchestra and return visits to NSO Washington (Karina Canellakis) and Sydney Symphony Orchestras. He will also perform Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony with both the Berliner Philharmoniker (Simone Young) and Orchestre National de France (Cristian Macelaru). His recital appearances with Alina Ibrabimova include the Wigmore Hall in London, Sao Paulo and Philadelphia and he will perform with Antoine Tamestit in both Madrid and Prague. Cédric’s solo recitals will include London, Paris and
performances of John Cage’s 16 Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano in Australia. The latter is a collaboration with the percussion artist Matthias Schack-Arnott who is creating a kinetic installation in response to this piece. The project will receive
its world premiere performance at the Perth Festival.

Recent debuts include the Berliner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. Other recent collaborations have included the Boston Symphony, Cleveland, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, London
Symphony, BBC Scottish Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras and at the BBC Proms with Les Siècles. His conductor collaborations include Karina Canellakis, Nicholas Collon, Stéphane Denève, Edward Gardner, Enrique Mazzola, Ludovic
Morlot, Matthias Pintscher, François-Xavier Roth and Simone Young.

Cédric’s most recent recording includes the Ravel Concertos with Les Siècles/Roth, which has attracted superlative critical acclaim, including the accolade of ‘Editor’s Choice’ in Gramophone Magazine. This CD was released by Harmonia Mundi, for
whom Cédric is currently recording the complete Beethoven Variations, having previously released repertoire by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Debussy. Cédric has been awarded five Diapason d’Or, for his solo and duo recordings on Hyperion; his most recent solo project being a three-volume exploration of Bartok’s piano works.

As a dedicated chamber musician, Cédric’s regular partners include violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout, with all of whom he has made several recordings as well as performing in concert. His discography
with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live).

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“He seems to have the poise and poetry of Chopin in his blood.”

The Daily Telegraph

“The highlight was a fresh and dazzling account of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, with the brilliant French pianist Cédric Tiberghien.”

The New York Times

“He made everything in these mercurial scores sound personal, as if his own warring emotions were finding spontaneous expression in the music under his fingers.”

The Washington Post

“Finger power, intelligence, heart, the music’s details polished without any loss of the big picture.”

The Times

“The Beethoven was some of the best I’d heard all year - structurally sound, with each phrase hitting the bull’s-eye.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Cédric Tiberghien can transform from a virtuoso into a magician with an airy touch and a poetic clarity that brings chills to the spine.”

Le Soir

"Just as captivating was the atmosphere of calm he could create, taking extreme care with something as simple as the final broken chord that ends a phrase. Uniting it all were his near-flawless execution and an interpretation that accounted for every detail"

Cleveland Classical
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