Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France charm with Beethoven and Tchaikovsky
Paris, 23 January 2013. The critically acclaimed concert was not only Enrique Mazzola’s second at Salle Pleyel as new music director of the Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France (ONDIF), but also the long-anticipated return of French pianist Cédric Tiberghien as concerto soloist to Paris.
The evening marked the beginning of a complete cycle of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos as well as Tchaikovsky’s symphonies. Mazzola chose Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.3 (Polonaise) for the second half and captivated the audience with a “perfect stylistic interpretation […] in front of the fully-concentrating orchestra, he developed all the tenderness and required passion.”
Cédric Tiberghien enchanted the audience with a riveting interpretation of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, Op.15. “The youth and élan of the Concerto in C major […] are stylistically impeccable.” Tiberghien “demonstrated an exceptional musical instinct. […] Supremely elegant in the cadence of the first movement, [he] displayed dreams and brightness matched perfectly with the orchestra.”
A great musical collaboration has begun–with Mazzola, Tiberghien and ONDIF bringing an infectious energy to the musical life of Île-de-France.
La Lettre du Musicien