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Pianist Cédric Tiberghien Presents an Armistice Celebration December 5

November 15, 2018

Concert at Middlebury College to Include Works from Each Year of WWI

Middlebury, VT—On Wednesday, December 5, acclaimed French pianist Cédric Tiberghien will give a grand performance honoring the 100th anniversary of the 1918 World War I Armistice. His concert program will feature works composed during every year of the war, by composers from Poland (Szymanowski), Russia (Scriabin), Germany (Hindemith), France (Debussy), and England (Bridge), including an extraordinary work for left hand written for a pianist who lost his arm in battle.

 

“…Cédric Tiberghien created something both arresting and significant. Choosing works composed in each year of the conflict, he built up a picture of piano music at this pivotal moment in its development, and also indicated something of the war’s human consequences.”—The Independent

 

Performing Arts Series Director Allison Coyne Carroll was planning the 100th anniversary of the series when she got a call that Tiberghien was offering this special program. “I’ve been looking for an opportunity to bring Cédric back to Middlebury after a decade’s absence…This is a dream concert, and one I know we will long remember in Cédric’s exceptional hands.”

 

About the Artist

Cédric Tiberghien has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his versatility, as demonstrated by wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming, and dynamic chamber music partnerships. His performances this season include appearances at the London Symphony, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and an extensive tour to Japan and Korea. Tiberghien has a particularly strong relationship with Wigmore Hall in London, where he will perform five times this season. Recent residencies and collaborations include Orchestre de Bretagne, Boston Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Hamburg Philharmonic, and many more.

A dedicated chamber musician, Tiberghien’s regular partners include Russian violinist and Performing Arts Series alumna Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit, and baritone Stéphane Degout. His passion for chamber music is reflected in numerous recordings—his discography with Ibragimova includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski, and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live). Tiberghien has been awarded four Diapason d’Or awards for his solo recordings on the Hyperion label. His recent three-volume exploration of Bartók’s solo piano works for Hyperion has received huge critical acclaim. Recital discs on Harmonia Mundi include repertoire by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Debussy.

 

Performance Details

Cédric Tiberghien will perform on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Mahaney Arts Center’s Robison Hall, on the campus of Middlebury College. The Mahaney Center is located at 72 Porter Field Road in Middlebury, just off Route 30 South/S. Main Street. Parking is available curbside on Route 30 or in the Arts Center parking lot. Reserved seating tickets are $22 for adults; $16 for Middlebury College faculty, staff, emeriti, and alumni; $10 for youth; and $6 for Middlebury College students; and are on sale at 802-443-MIDD (6433) or www.middlebury.edu/arts/tickets.

 

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(top right) French pianist Cédric Tiberghien will perform a program commemorating the WWI Armistice on Wednesday, December 5 at Middlebury College. Photo Jean-Baptiste Millot

(Top left, bottom left) French pianist Cédric Tiberghien will perform a program commemorating the WWI Armistice on Wednesday, December 5 at Middlebury College. Photo Benjamin Ealovega

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