“There was lightness and grandeur, seriousness and fun, powerful momentum and meditative restraint. Tiberghien knew exactly what he wanted to say about the music, and did so with a blend of boldness, reasoning and inspiration.”
The Daily Telegraph, London
“Tiberghien leaps from the ruck of talented young pianists by making the music his own, taking you on to a plane where the interpreter’s craft is fully disposed to communicating the music’s fundamentals.”
The Age, Melbourne
Highlights among Cédric Tiberghien’s solo recitals this season include returns to the Wigmore Hall’s Master Series, a debut at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, the Asahi Hall in Tokyo, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and the Societa dei Concerti in Milan.
As a concerto soloist, he will appear with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the National Symphony of Ireland, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, on tour with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege (including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Vienna’s Musikverein), and an extensive Australasia tour with Australia and New Zealand’s leading orchestras. He will also be the focus of residency projects with the Musikkollegium Orchestra in Winterthur and the Gelders Orkest in the Netherlands.
Cédric Tiberghien’s solo discography, on Harmonia Mundi, features a concerto disc – Brahms’s Concerto No.1 with the BBC Symphony and Jiri Belohlavek – and six recital discs: Debussy, Beethoven (Variations), Bach (Partitas), Chopin and Brahms’ Ballades, a disc with Brahms’ 10 Hungarian Dances, Klaviertsucke Op.76 and Waltzes Op.39 and his most recent release (Autumn 2010) featuring a selection of Chopin Mazurkas.
Cédric Tiberghien is also a dedicated chamber musician: during the 2009/10 season he performed the complete cycle of Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas with his duo partner Alina Ibragimova at London’s Wigmore Hall to great acclaim. During the 2010/11 season the duo appear in the Carnegie Hall Debut Series, at the Athens Cultural Centre, at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and on a major tour of Australia. Their first recording, of the complete works for violin and piano by Szymanowski (2009), and the first volume of the Wigmore Hall Beethoven Cycle (June 2010) both received critical acclaim.
His other chamber music partners include Sophie Karthauser, Antoine Tamestit, Bertrand Chamayou, Marie Hallynck, the Moraguès Quintet, Valérie Aimard, Pierre Amoyal, the Psophos Quartet, the Ysaye Quartet, Alain Planès, Nicholas Angelich, Marie Devellereau and Gweneth-Ann Jeffers. His enthusiasm for the genre is further illustrated by recordings with cellists Marie Hallynck (Schumann and Grieg sonatas on Harmonia Mundi; Britten, Bacri, and Debussy sonatas on Fuga Libera), Valérie Aimard (French repertoire on Lyrinx), and violinists Amanda Favier (Janacek and Strauss on Lyrinx) and Vadim Tchijik (Fauré and Ravel).
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 prizewinner 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. This propelled on his international career, leading to over 150 engagements worldwide, including 7 visits to Japan and showcase appearances throughout Europe.
Since then his career has continuously gained momentum, with appearances in some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Royal Albert Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein, Salzburg’s Mozarteum, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Sydney’s City Hall, as well as the Salle Pleyel, Théâtre du Chatelet and Theatre des Champs Elysées in Paris. He has also taken part in many international festivals: Edinburgh, City of London, BBC Proms, Lockenhaus, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Yokohama Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron, Toulouse Piano aux Jacobins among others.
With over 60 concertos in his repertoire, Cédric Tiberghien has appeared with an impressive line-up of international orchestras, including the BBC Symphony, Halle Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Tokyo Philarmonic, Tokyo Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Gelders Orkest, Stuttgart Staatsorchester, Hamburger Philharmoniker, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and in France the Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France. His conductor collaborations include Simone Young, Jiri Belohlavek, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Kurt Masur, Ivan Fischer, Leif Segerstam, Louis Langrée, Yutaka Sado, and Jerzy Semkow among many others.
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Cédric Tiberghien – Brahms: Ballade Op. 10 No. 1
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