Cédric Tiberghien and Louise Alder are in London this week to make their debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican Centre on Thursday 28 April.
In a programme specially devised by conductor Sir Mark Elder to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, Cédric will play Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand; commissioned by pianist Paul Wittgenstein who lost his right arm in the First World War.
The rest of the programme features Butterworth’s ‘A Shropshire Lad’ and Vaughan Williams’ 3rd Symphony with soloist Louise Alder. Find out more here.
Cédric recently celebrated the release of the first of a three-volume exploration of Bartók’s solo piano works (Hyperion CDA68123) and is back in London on 24 May for a Bartók recital at Wigmore Hall.
“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.” (The Guardian)