Cédric Tiberghien’s flourishing international career spans five continents taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious halls, including, most recently, 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 coming seasons include debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra and Opera di Roma Orchestra, return projects with the Orchestra of La Monnaie in Brussels, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Auckland Philharmonia, Tasmania Symphony, an extensive residency with the Orchestre de Bretagne, and the continuation of his complete Beethoven concerto cycle with Enrique Mazzola and the Orchestre National d’Ile de France in Paris.
Recital plans include a major focus on Bartok’s music at London’s Wigmore Hall, debuts at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Kumho Art Hall in Seoul, and a return to the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris.
Cédric Tiberghien’s 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, 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 melodies with Sophie Karthauser (Cypres).