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.

Performances this 2018/2019 season include Cédric Tiberghien’s debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, DSO Berlin and NDR Hamburg. His solo recitals include London (Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls), Chicago and Tokyo, and with violinist Alina Ibragimova at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and on tour to Japan and Korea. He will also perform at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn with violist Tabea Zimmermann. In Spring 2019 the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris) will present the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land). This music theatre project, staged by Katie Mitchell, will see Schumann’s Dichterliebe performed alongside a new work by Bernard Foccroulle, setting a text by Martin Crimp. This work will be performed by Cédric and soprano Julia Bullock. This project will also tour around France.

Cédric Tiberghien’s 2018/2019 orchestral engagements include the Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Vancouver Symphony with conductor Otto Tasuk, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec with Enrique Mazzola on the podium, and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the San Francisco Symphony. Solo winter recitals take Cédric to Chicago (CSO, Orchestra Hall) and Middlebury College with an inspiring program of works by Scriabin, Bridge, Debussy, Hindemith and Szymanowski, and in the spring to California State University for the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts offering Brahms, Beethoven and Debussy. His collaborative appearances include a return to Wigmore Hall for a duo recital with Alina Ibragimova.

Cédric Tiberghien is a dedicated chamber musician often collaborating violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. Cédric’s recordings with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live). His project broadly focusing on the music of Bartók culminated in a critically-acclaimed three-volume exploration of solo piano works for the Hyperion label. His discography also includes many recital discs on Harmonia Mundi.

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.

Performances this 2018/2019 season include Cédric Tiberghien’s debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, DSO Berlin and NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. His solo recitals include London (Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls), Chicago and Tokyo, and with violinist Alina Ibragimova at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and on tour to Japan and Korea. He will also perform at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn with violist Tabea Zimmermann. In Spring 2019 the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris) will present the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land). This music theatre project, staged by Katie Mitchell, will see Schumann’s Dichterliebe performed alongside a new work by Bernard Foccroulle, setting a text by Martin Crimp. This work will be performed by Cédric and soprano Julia Bullock. This project will also tour around France.

Cédric Tiberghien’s 2018/2019 orchestral engagements include the Bartók Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Vancouver Symphony with conductor Otto Tasuk, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec with Enrique Mazzola on the podium, and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the San Francisco Symphony. Solo winter recitals take Cédric to Chicago (CSO, Orchestra Hall) and Middlebury College with an inspiring program of works by Scriabin, Bridge, Debussy, Hindemith and Szymanowski, and in the spring to California State University for the Philip Lorenz Memorial Keyboard Concerts offering Brahms, Beethoven and Debussy. His collaborative appearances include a series of duo recitals with Alina Ibragimova, including a return to Wigmore Hall. Spring 2019 features solo recitals in Japan (Minato Mirai Hall, Yamaha Hall), Oxford, London, France and Cardiff.

During the 2017/18 season Cédric returned to the London Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras. He also undertook an extensive tour to Asia including solo and duo recitals, the latter with violinist Alina Ibragimova. Their numerous performances that season included the Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin) and Wigmore Hall (London). Cédric has a particularly strong relationship with the latter, where he a performed a total of five times during the season, in both solo and duo recital.

Other collaborations have included the Boston and Cleveland Symphonies, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Hamburg Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras and Les Siècles at the BBC Proms. His conductor collaborations include Karina Canellakis, Myung-Whun Chung, Stéphane Denève, Christoph Eschenbach, Edward Gardner, Ludovic Morlot, François-Xavier Roth and Simone Young.

Cédric recently presented a project broadly focusing on the music of Bartók, culminating in a three-volume exploration of  solo piano works for the Hyperion label, which has received huge critical acclaim. His solo discography also includes Szymanowksi Masques and Études, Franck’s Symphonic Variations and Les Djinns (Liège Philharmonic/François-Xavier Roth), Brahms’ Concerto No.1 (BBC Symphony/Bělohlávek), and many recital discs on Harmonia Mundi including repertoire by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Debussy. Cédric has been awarded four Diapason d’Or, for his solo recordings on Hyperion.

Cédric Tiberghien 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).

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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
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