Cédric Tiberghien


Pianist

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
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
Finger power, intelligence, heart, the music’s details polished without any loss of the big picture.
— The Times
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

Cédric Tiberghien’s career spans five continents taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls, including, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Centre in Washington, the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, the Salle Pleyel and the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, Berlin’s Bechstein Hall, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, the Sydney Opera and Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan and Asahi Halls.

Highlights of the current season include return projects with the Cleveland Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Auckland Philharmonia, Tasmania Symphony,BBC Scottish Symphony and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras; and extensive residency with the Orchestre de Bretagne which will see Cédric direct the orchestra from the piano in concertos by Mozart as well as concerto performances by Saint-Saens and Mendelssohn and a chamber project with the orchestral wind principals. 

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Cédric TIberghien recently made his debut with the London Symphony Orchestra and his recital debut at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Kumho Art Hall in Seoul. This season he also looks forward to returning to London’s Wigmore Hall, Flagey in Brussels, the Beethoven Haus Bonn and  Laeiszhalle in Hamburg.  

During season 15-16, Cédric presented a major focus on the music of Bartok and his  most recent recital disc released on Hyperion ( April 2016) is the first in a 3 volume exploration of Bartok’s solo piano works and has been met with critical enthusiasm; 

"He never overplays, yet there's ample dynamic variety, scrupulous attention to articulation and plenty of rhythmic verve. Tiberghien combines intellectual objectivity with a strong sense of Bartók's deeply rooted kinaesethetic impulse and essential earthiness." (Gramophone, April 2016)

His discography also includes Szymanowksi Etudes and Masques, César Franck’s Symphonic Variations and Les Djinns, with the Liege Philharmonic conducted by François-Xavier Roth, Brahms’s Concerto No.1 with the BBC Symphony and Jiri Belohlavek, and six recital discs on Harmonia Mundi: Debussy,  Beethoven Variations, Bach Partitas, Chopin and Brahms Ballades, Brahms Hungarian Dances, and a recital of Chopin Mazurkas.

Cédric Tiberghien studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Frédéric Aguessy and Gérard Frémy and was awarded the Premier Prix in 1992, aged just 17. He was then a prize winner at several major international piano competitions (Bremen, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Milan), culminating with the 1st Prize at the prestigious Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris in 1998, alongside with five special awards, including the Audience Award and the Orchestra Award. 

With over 60 concertos in his repertoire, Cédric Tiberghien has appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Washington National Symphony, Seattle Symphony,  London Symphony Orchestra, Hamburger Philharmoniker, Dresden Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Sydney Symphony, Tokyo Philarmonic and New Japan Philharmonic. His conductor collaborations include Christoph Eschenbach, Jiri Belohlavek, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Simone Young, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur, Ivan Fischer, Jeffrey Tate, Louis Langrée, Ludovic Morlot, Stephane Deneve and Enrique Mazzola.

Cédric Tiberghien is also a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Pieter Wispelwey. His passion for chamber music is reflected in numerous recordings: his discography with Alina Ibragimova  includes Schubert (Hyperion), Ravel and Lekeu (Hyperion), Szymanowski (Hyperion), and the complete Beethoven violin sonatas (Wigmore Live). He also recently recorded a disc of French settings of Verlaine  with Sophie Karthauser (Cypres).

(November 2016. Please discard previously dated materials and contact publicity@colbertartists.com before making any alterations or cuts.)