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Cedric Tiberghien


Highlights among Cédric Tiberghien's solo recitals this season include a return to the Wigmore Hall's Master Series, a debut at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, the Asahi Hall in Tokyo, the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and the Societa dei Concerti in Milan.

As a concerto soloist, he appears with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, the National Symphony of Ireland, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, on tour with the Orchestré Philharmonique de Liege (including concerts at Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and Vienna's Musikverein), and an extensive Australasia tour with Australia and New Zealand's leading orchestras. He is also 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, the most recent of which features 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 Alina Ibragimova at London's Wigmore Hall to great acclaim. During the 2010-11 season the duo appears 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  two volumes of the Wigmore Hall Beethoven Cycle received critical acclaim.

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.

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 Châtelet and Théâtre 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, Ji?i B?lohlávek, Myung-Whun Chung, Christoph Eschenbach, Kurt Masur, Ivan Fischer, Leif Segerstam, Louis Langrée, Yutaka Sado, and Jerzy Semkow among many others.

Updated: March 7, 2011
Cedric Tiberghien