Cédric Tiberghien

Cédric Tiberghien’s career spans five continents, taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall and Barbican in London, Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Berlin’s Bechstein Hall, Beethoven-Haus in Bonn, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, Salzburg Mozarteum, Sydney Opera House, Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan and Asahi Halls, and Kumho Art Hall in Seoul.

With over 60 concertos in his repertoire, Tiberghien has appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras, including London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, Seattle Symphony, Philharmoniker Hamburg, Dresden Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de France, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic and New Japan Philharmonic. He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Jiří Bělohlávek, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Simone Young, Myung-Whun Chung, Kurt Masur, Iván Fischer, Jeffrey Tate, Louis Langrée, Ludovic Morlot, Stéphane Denève and Enrique Mazzola.  

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

During the 2015/2016 season, Tiberghien presented a major focus on the music of Bartók and his most recent recital disc released on Hyperion in April 2016 is the first in a 3-volume exploration of Bartók’s solo piano works and has been met with critical enthusiasm. His discography also includes Szymanowski’s Etudes and Masques; César Franck’s Symphonic Variations and Les Djinns, with the Liège Royal Philharmonic conducted by François-Xavier Roth; Brahms’s Concerto No 1 with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiří Bělohlávek; six recital discs on Harmonia Mundi and numerous chamber music recordings.

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 First Prize at the prestigious Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris in 1998, alongside with five special awards, including the Audience Award and the Orchestra Award.

Tiberghien is also a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and cellist Pieter Wispelwey.

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©Jean-Baptiste Millot

©Jean-Baptiste Millot