Piano

Cédric Tiberghien

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Introduction

Cédric Tiberghien has been particularly applauded for his versatility, as demonstrated by his wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming, an openness to explore innovative concert formats and his dynamic chamber music partnerships.

Performances this season include his debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, DSO Berlin and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. His solo recitals include London, Chicago and Tokyo, and with violinist Alina Ibragimova at the Vienna Konzerthaus and on tour to Japan and Korea. In Spring 2019 the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris) will present the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land). This music theatre project, staged by Katie Mitchell, will see Schumann’s Dichterliebe performed alongside a new work by Bernard Foccroulle, setting a text by Martin Crimp. This work will be performed by Cédric and soprano Julia Bullock.

During the 2017/18 season Cédric returned to the London Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras. Other recent collaborations have included the Boston Symphony, Cleveland, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras and Les Siècles at the BBC Proms.

Cédric recently presented a major focus on the music of Bartok, culminating in a three-volume exploration of his solo piano works for the Hyperion label. He has been awarded four Diapason d’Or, for his solo recordings on Hyperion. He also has many concerto and recital discs released on Harmonia Mundi.

He is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. His discography with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live).


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Performance Schedule

  • 20:00 28 Sep 2018 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, VANCOUVER More info  

    BELA BARTOK Piano Concerto No. 3, (1945) Sz. 119, BB 127

    Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Otto Tausk

  • 20:00 29 Sep 2018 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, VANCOUVER More info  

    BELA BARTOK Piano Concerto No. 3, (1945) Sz. 119, BB 127

    Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Otto Tausk

  • 14:00 30 Sep 2018 Bell Performing Arts Centre, SURREY More info  

    BELA BARTOK Piano Concerto No. 3, (1945) Sz. 119, BB 127

    Orchestra: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor: Otto Tausk

  • 19:30 03 Oct 2018 Palais Montcalm Quebec, QUEBEC More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
    ÉRIC TANGUY Matka
    Interval
    JEAN SIBELIUS Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105
    JEAN SIBELIUS Finlandia

    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
    Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec
    Cello: Cédric Tiberghien

  • 20:00 11 Oct 2018 Maison des Arts et de la Culture, CRTEIL More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37

    Orchestra: Orchestre National d’Ile de France
    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola

  • 20:30 12 Oct 2018 La Grande Scene, LE CHESNAY More info  

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Guillaume Tell/William Tell, Overture
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
    Orchestra: Orchestre National d’Ile de France
    Piano: Cédric Tiberghien

  • 20:30 13 Oct 2018 Centre Omnisports Jean Allasseur, MONTEREAUFAULTYONNE More info  

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37

    Orchestra: Orchestre National d’Ile de France
    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola

  • 17:00 14 Oct 2018 Théâtre Victor-Hugo, city TBC More info  

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Guillaume Tell/William Tell, Overture
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
    Orchestra: Orchestre National d’Ile de France
    Piano: Cédric Tiberghien

  • 20:30 16 Oct 2018 Philharmonie de Paris, PARIS More info  

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Guillaume Tell/William Tell, Overture
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
    Orchestra: Orchestre National d’Ile de France
    Piano: Cédric Tiberghien

  • 19:00 18 Oct 2018 Théâtre de l'Agora, scène nationale d'Évry et de l'Essonne, city TBC More info  

    GIOACHINO ROSSINI Guillaume Tell/William Tell, Overture
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37
    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67

    Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
    Orchestra: Orchestre National d’Ile de France
    Piano: Cédric Tiberghien

  • 19:30 10 Nov 2018 Wigmore Hall, LONDON More info  

    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN Vers la Flamme Op. 72
    FRANK BRIDGE 3 Improvisations for the left hand
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 7 pour les degrés chromatiques
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY From Etudes: ‘pour les Agréments’
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 9: ‘pour les Notes répétées’
    KAROL SZYMANOWSKI 12 Études Op. 33
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 10 pour les sonorités opposées
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 11 pour les arpèges composés
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 12 pour les accords
    Interval
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 1 ‘pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 2 pour les tierces
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 3 pour les quartes
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 4 pour les sixtes
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 5 pour les octaves
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 6 pour les huits doigts
    PAUL HINDEMITH In einer Nacht…Traüme un Erlebnisse Op. 15

    Piano: Cédric Tiberghien

  • 15:00 02 Dec 2018 Chicago Symphony Center, USA More info  

    ALEXANDER SCRIABIN Vers la Flamme Op. 72
    FRANK BRIDGE 3 Improvisations for the left hand
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 7 pour les degrés chromatiques
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY From Etudes: ‘pour les Agréments’
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 9: ‘pour les Notes répétées’
    KAROL SZYMANOWSKI 12 Études Op. 33
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 10 pour les sonorités opposées
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 11 pour les arpèges composés
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 12 pour les accords
    Interval
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 1 ‘pour les cinq doigts d’après Monsieur Czerny
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 2 pour les tierces
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 3 pour les quartes
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 4 pour les sixtes
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 5 pour les octaves
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY Étude 6 pour les huits doigts
    PAUL HINDEMITH In einer Nacht…Traüme un Erlebnisse Op. 15

From The Green Room

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    08 Sep 18 Berliner Philharmoniker debut Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
    Berliner Philharmonie

    “Cédric Tiberghien made a dazzling Berlin Philharmonic debut with Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, which was poetic without being sentimental, and powerful without disturbing the transparency of his playing. His two-handed début with the orchestra is hotly anticipated.”

    Clemens Haustein, Berliner Zeitung, September 2018

    “Almost bursting with energy, pianist Cédric Tiberghien lent Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand an infinite grandeur.”

    Ulrich Amling, Der Tagesspiegel Berlin, September 2018

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    26 Aug 18 West Australian Symphony Orchestra Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3
    Perth Concert Hall

    “Cédric Tiberghien drew every ounce of warmth from Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto in a performance that seemed as effortless as it was sublime”

    David Cusworth, The West, August 2018

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    08 Jun 18 Aldeburgh Festival Bernstein Symphony No. 2 The Age of Anxiety
    Snape Maltings Concert Hall

    “Age of Anxiety, its solo piano part played here with headstrong virtuosity by Cédric Tiberghien”

    Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, June 2018

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    17 May 18 Chopin's Piano Brighton Festival
    Brighton Pavilion

    “Tiberghien created worlds even out of the shortest Preludes… He can move from a whisper to a roar in seconds, completely organically, making the beautiful room resonate in thundering octaves, and he combines forward movement with the necessary space.”

    David Nice, The Arts Desk, May 2018

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    14 Feb 18 Chopin: Préludes, Piano Sonata No 2 & Scherzo No 2 Hyperion disc

    “Tiberghien’s Second Sonata is impressive too: he captures the first movement’s inherent instability powerfully but always allows the music to speak for itself.”

    Harriet Smith, Gramophone Magazine, December 2017

    “Tiberghien concluded his disc with Chopin’s Second Scherzo in B flat minor which was written in 1837. The startling dynamic contrasts of the opening were closely observed and there was beautiful shaping of Chopin’s melodies and judicious use of rubato. The quavers in the trio’s Presto section were played with quicksilver lightness of touch and Tiberghien allowed the music to build in a thrilling way. The coda was a real adrenaline rush and provided a fitting conclusion to a very fine disc.”

    Robert Beattie, Music Web International, February 2018

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    25 Jan 18 Debussy - Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra London Symphony Orchestra, François-Xavier Roth
    Barbican

    “The pianist Cédric Tiberghien splendid at the piano; nimble yet robust, dreamy yet forthright.”

    Rebecca Franks, The Times, January 2018

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    08 Dec 17 Chopin: Préludes, Piano Sonata No 2 & Scherzo No 2 Hyperion disc

    “As his Préludes abundantly demonstrate, he’s a Chopin player of real class. There’s absolutely no grandstanding in this set, even in the most extrovert numbers… this disc as a whole is a potent new addition to the Chopin library.”

    Harriet Smith, Gramophone Magazine, December 2017

     

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    16 Aug 17 Saint-Saëns - Concerto no. 5 & Franck - Les Djinns Les Siècles, François-Xavier Roth
    BBC Proms

    “But playing a dusky turn-of-the-century piano Cédric Tiberghien also supplied Mozartian clarity and dazzling syncopations, matched with finesse by the orchestra. Let’s hope they record this fascinating work… his Saint-Saëns will remain an outstanding highlight of the 2017 Proms.”
    **** John Allison, The Telegraph, 17 August 2017

    “I can’t imagine its rippling passagework more deftly played than it was by Cédric Tiberghien”
    **** Richard Morrison, The Times, 18 August 2017

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    17 May 17 Saint-Saëns - Concerto no. 5 City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    Birmingham

    “Cédric Tiberghien, the CBSO with him every step of the way, gave a colourful, dashing performance; the soloist negotiated all the athletic demands of the music with aplomb.”

    Seen and Heard International

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    22 Apr 17 Debussy, Szymanowski, Anderson, Bartok tudes Solo recital
    Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

    “Dafür wurde die penible Sorgfalt, mit der er gerade die leisen und feinen Töne in die Tasten tupfte, umso deutlicher. Tiberghien ist ein Klangfarbenzauberer am Klavier. Bei ihm geht es darum, wie stark eine Mittelstimme aus einem Akkord herausleuchtet, welche Obertöne verstärkt werden, wie der Bass samtig abgedämpft wird.”
    Hamburger Abendblatt

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    01 Nov 16 Bartok Mikrokosmos 5 and other works
    Recording

    Awarded a Diapason D’or

    “Intimate and poetic, this is pianism which delicately suggests rather than making statements. A lovely hour and a quarter.”
    BBC Music Magazine, Oct 2016

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    28 Apr 16 Ravel Concerto for the Left Hand
    London Symphony Orchestra, Mark Elder
    “Tiberghien’s first entry was magisterial and soon became bittersweet… his inborn connection with the music was irresistible; the central march section was suitably macabre. The intricate cadenza (Ravel’s writing covers the whole keyboard) was slow-burn, given with rare poise and intimacy.
    This richly persuasive account was followed by a thoughtful – linking – encore, ‘La Cathédrale engloutie’ (The Engulfed Cathedral), the Tenth of Debussy’s Book I Préludes. Tiberghien, pictorial and poetic, built a parting-of-the-waves climax, and in its wake the building seemed even more submerged.”

    ClassicalSource.com

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    30 Mar 16 Bartók Solo piano works
    Recording

    “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

    “Tiberghien is capable of magicking up vivid character within seconds… He turns the Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs into muscular little vignettes, the vivacious third Burlesque into a perfect Debussy-esque shimmer, and finds huge personality in every corner of the fiendish last book of Mikrokosmos.”
    Guardian, March 2016

    “Avec ces climats variés, tantôt poétiques, tantôt entraînants, toujours réussis, cet enthousiasmant disque de Cédric Tiberghien, premier d’une série qui devrait en comporter trois, s’impose comme une réussite de premier plan qui se déguste comme un plateau gourmand de mignardises, et pourra même, selon nous, constituer une excellente introduction à l’univers richement bigarré de Bartók.”

    Le Babillard

Repertoire

Please note: this repertoire list is for reference only. The choice of repertoire for a particular project remains at the artist’s discretion.

 

MALCOLM ARNOLD
Concerto for Four Hands Op.32

BACH
Concerto in D minor BWV 1052
Concerto in F minor BWV 1056
Concerto in C minor BWV1062
Concerto for 3 piano in C major (I)
Concerto for 4 pianos in A minor (I and IV)

BARTOK
Concerto n°2

BEETHOVEN
Concerto n°1
Concerto n°2
Concerto n°3
Concerto n°4
Concerto n°5
Choral fantasy op.80
Triple concerto

BERNSTEIN
Symphony No.2 “The Age of Anxiety”

BOESMANS
Capriccio for two pianos and orchestra

BRAHMS
Concerto n°1
Concerto n°2

CHOPIN
Concerto n°1
Concerto n°2

DEBUSSY
Fantasie for piano and orchestra

Th. DUBOIS
Concerto Capriccioso
Concerto No.2
Suite for Piano and Strings

DE FALLA
Nights in Spanish Gardens

FAURE
Ballade for piano and orchestra Op.19

FEDELE
De li duo soli e infiniti universi for 2 pianos and 2 orchestras (world premiere)

FRANCAIX
Concertino

FRANCK
Symphonic Variations
Les Djinns

GERSHWIN
Concerto in F
Rhapsody in Blue

GRIEG
Concerto in A minor

HAYDN
Concerto in D major

LISZT
Concerto n°1
Concerto n°2

MARTINU
Toccata e Due Canzone

MENDELSSOHN
Concerto n°1
Concerto for violin and piano

MERNIER (Benoit)
Piano Concerto (premiered in Brussels 01.06.08)

MESSIAEN
Des Canyons aux étoiles
Oiseaux Exotiques
Turangalila Symphonie
Couleurs de la Cite Celeste
Concert á quart

MOZART
Concerto n°9 K.271 in Eb major ‘Jeunehomme’
Concerto No.11 K.413 in F major
Concerto n°12 K.414  in A major
Concerto No.13 K.415 in C major
Concerto n°17 K.453 in G major
Concerto n°20 K.466 in D minor
Concerto n°21 K.467 in C major
Concerto No.22 K482 in Eb major
Concerto n°27 K.595 in Bb major

PROKOVIEV
Concerto n°1   16’
Concerto n°2   31’
Concerto n°3   27’

RACHMANINOV
Concerto n°3

RAVEL
Concerto in G major
Concerto for the left hand

SAINT-SAENS
Concerto N°2
Concerto No.5

SCHUMANN
Concerto
Introduction and allegro appassionato

SCRIABIN
Prometheus (Symphony No.5)

SHOSTAKOVICH
Concerto n°1 for piano, strings and trumpet
Concerto No.2

SZYMANOWSKI
Symphony No.4, Op.60 (Sinfonia Concertante)

TCHAIKOVSKY
Concerto No.1 Op.23

WISENBERG
Concerto for piano, oud and orchestra

Discography

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    Histoires naturelles (Live at Théâtre de l'Athénée)

    Label: B records

    Release Date: 27 Oct 17

    Poulenc and Ravel, including Quatre Poèmes de Guillame Apollinaire and Histoires Naturelles.

    Stéphane Degout, baritone

    Alexis Descharmes, cello

    Matteo Cesari, flute

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    Chopin: Préludes, Piano Sonata No 2 & Scherzo No 2

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 27 Oct 17

    24 Préludes Op. 28, Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor

     

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    Bartok: Sonata for two pianos and percussion

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 03 Mar 17

    The final volume of Cédric’s Bartok exploration, including the Sonata for two pianos and percussion and the solo piano sonata.

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    Bartok: Mikrokosmos 5 and other works

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 01 Nov 16

    The second volume in Cédric Tiberghien’s exploration of Bartok’s solo piano output. Including Mikrokosmos 5, Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Romanian Folk Dances and Fourteen Bagatelles.

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    Bartok: Works for solo piano

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 01 Apr 16

    The first of 3 recordings dedicated to the solo piano works of Béla Bartók, including Mikrokosmos 6,Suite Sz62 op14, 15 Hungarian Peasant Songs Sz71, 3 Burlesques Sz47.

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    Dubois

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 01 Jul 13

    Piano Concertos
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Manze

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    Szymanowski

    Label: Hyperion

    Release Date: 01 Feb 14

    Études Op 33, Masques Op34, Études Op4

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    Franck

    Label: Cypres

    Release Date: 01 Dec 11

    Symphonic Variations: Les Djinns
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Liege, Francois-Xavier Roth

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    Debussy, Faure

    Label: Cypres

    Release Date: 01 Jan 20

    ‘Green’: French settings of Verlaine
    Sophie Karthäuser, soprano

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    Chopin

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Oct 10

    Mazurkas, Scherzo no.1, Nocturne Op48/1, Polonaise-Fantasie

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    Brahms

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Aug 08

    Hungarian Dance; Walzes Op.39,  Klavierstucke Op.36

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    Martinu

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 May 08

    Toccata e Due Canzoni
    Prague Philharmonia, Jiri Belohlavek, conductor

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    Brahms

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Oct 07

    Piano Concerto No.1
    BBC Symphony Orchestra, Jiri Belohlavek

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    Chopin, Brahms

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Sep 06

    Ballades

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    Bach

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Aug 05

    Partitas No.2,3,4

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    Beethoven

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Jun 03

    Variations: Rule Britania, God Save the King, Eroica

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    Debussy

    Label: Harmonia Mundi

    Release Date: 01 Sep 00

    Estampes, Images, Masques, L’isle Joyeuse