Winner of the BBC's New Generation Artists Award from 2005 to 2007, Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who leads a sought-after career both as a soloist and chamber musician.
Cédric Tiberghien began piano at age 5. He carried on his studies at the Paris Conservatory with Frédéric Aguessy and Gérard Fremy where he obtained a first prize in 1992. After perfecting his skills in training, he took part in several international competitions: Bremen: 2nd prize (1993 - 1st prize not awarded) - Dublin: 2nd prize (1994) - Tel Aviv (Rubinstein Competition): 6th prize (1995) - Geneva: 3rd prize (1996 - 1st prize not awarded) - Milan (U. Micheli): Semi-Finalist (1997).
In December 1998, he won the 1st Grand Prix at the Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris, as well as 5 special prizes, including the audience prize and the orchestra prize.
From then, his career took off and he performed in recital, with orchestra or chamber music ensembles in France (Salle Pleyel, Théâtre du Châtelet, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Corum in Montpellier, Salle Ravel in Lyon, etc.) or abroad (Müsikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall in London, United States, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Canada, Poland, Switzerland, China, Mexico, etc.). He also participated in many international festivals (La Roque d'Anthéron, Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, Piano en Valois, Klavier Festival Ruhr, Yokohama Festival, City of London Festival...).
Among his chamber music partners are Valérie Aimard, Pierre Amoyal, Marie Devellereau, Martin Fröst, Marie Hallynck, Alina Ibragimova, Gweneth-Ann Jeffers, Sébastien van Kuijk, Alain Planès, Christian Poltera, Antoine Tamestit, Ailish Tynan, the Ysaÿe quartet, the Diotima quartet, the Psoshos quartet and many others.
He regularly plays with orchestra: Paris Orchestra, French National Orchestra, Radio-France Philarmonic Orchestra, Paris Orchestral Ensemble, Orchestre National d'Ile de France, Lille National Orchestra, Lyon National Orchestra, conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus, Myung-Whun Chung, Edmon Colomer, Christoph Eschenbach, Ivan Fischer, Louis Langrée, Friedemann Layer, Kurt Masur.
Four landmark dates in the life of Cédric Tiberghien:
1992: Awarded first place at the Paris Conservatory
1998: Awarded 1st Grand Prize at the Long-Thibaud Competition
2005: Winner of the BBC's New Generation Artists Award.
Four key recordings by Cédric Tiberghien:
• Brahms, Hungarian Dances
Harmonia Mundi, 2008
• Beethoven, Piano variations
Harmonia Mundi, 2003
• Chopin, Ballades
Harmonia Mundi, 2006
• Schubert, Works for violin and piano
Cédric Tiberghien, Alina Ibragimova (violon)