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French pianist Cédric Tiberghien’s performances this season include debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. He gives solo recitals in London (Queen Elizabeth and Wigmore Halls), Chicago, and Tokyo; appears with violinist Alina Ibragimova at the Vienna Konzerthaus and on tour to Japan and Korea; and he performs at the Beethoven Haus in Bonn with violist Tabea Zimmermann. This spring the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris) will present the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land). This music theater project, performed by Mr. Tiberghien and soprano Julia Bullock, and staged by Katie Mitchell, sees Schumann’s Dichterliebe performed alongside a new work by Bernard Foccroulle to a text by Martin Crimp. Mr. Tiberghien makes his San Francisco Symphony debut at these performances.

Last season Mr. Tiberghien returned to the London Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic, and undertook a tour to Asia that included solo and duo recitals, the latter with Alina Ibragimova. Other performances with Ms. Ibragimova included concerts at the Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin) and Wigmore Hall (London). In previous seasons, Mr. Tiberghien performed with the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Hamburg Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, and Les Siècles at the BBC Proms.  

Mr. Tiberghien recently presented a major focus on the music of Bartók, culminating in a three-volume exploration of his solo piano works for the Hyperion label. Mr. Tiberghien’s solo discography also includes Szymanowski’s  Masques, Métopes, and Études, Franck’s Symphonic Variations and Les Djinns with the Liège Philharmonic and François-Xavier Roth, Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiří Bělohlávek, and recital discs on Harmonia Mundi including repertory by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Debussy. He has been awarded four Diapason d’Or, for his solo recordings on Hyperion.

A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Tiberghien regularly partners with violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout, and his passion for chamber music is reflected in numerous recordings, including complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski, Mozart, and Beethoven.

(March 2019)