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Cédric Tiberghien, piano; 12/05/2018

Cédric Tiberghien, Piano
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – 7:30 PM
Mahaney Arts Center, Robison Hall

This French pianist 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. In Middlebury, Tiberghien presents a program celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, featuring works composed during every year of the war—by composers from Poland (Szymanowski), Russia (Scriabin), Germany (Hindemith), France (Debussy), and England (Bridge)—including a work written for a pianist who lost his arm in battle. A Nelson Series event. Reserved seating. Tickets: $22/16/10/6

Photo Benjamin Ealovega

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Excerpt by pianist Cédric Tiberghien from “Bela Bartók – Solo Piano Music,” filmed during Hyperion sessions at Henry Wood Hall


SCRIABIN “Vers la Flamme” (Towards the Flame)  (1914)

BRIDGE Three improvisations for the left hand (1918) 

DEBUSSY Études Nos. 7-8-9 from 12 études (1915)

SZYMANOWSKI 12 études op.33 (1916) 

DEBUSSY  Études Nos. 10-11-12  from 12 études (1915)


DEBUSSY Études Nos. 1-6 from 12 études (1915)

HINDEMITH “In einer Nacht... Traüme un Erlebnisse” Op.15 (1917-1919)



Cédric Tiberghien is a French pianist who has established a truly international career. He has been particularly applauded for his versatility, as demonstrated by his wide-ranging repertoire, interesting programming, an openness to explore innovative concert formats and his dynamic chamber music partnerships.

Performances this season include the London Symphony Orchestra with François-Xavier Roth (Debussy's Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra) and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (Messiaen's Turangalila). He will also undertake an extensive tour to Japan and Korea including solo and duo recitals, the latter with Alina Ibragimova. Their numerous performances this season also include the Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin) and Wigmore Hall (London). Cédric has a particularly strong relationship with the latter, where he will be performing a total of five times this season, in both solo and duo recital.

During the 2016/17 season Cédric returned to the Cleveland, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras as well as to the BBC Proms in London, performing Saint-Saëns and Franck with Les Siècles. He also had an extensive residency with the Orchestre de Bretagne during which he performed concertos Saint-Saëns, Mendelssohn and Mozart (the latter directed from the piano). Other recent collaborations have included the Boston Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Hamburg Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras. His conductor collaborations have included Karina Canellakis, Myung-Whun Chung, Stéphane Denève, Christoph Eschenbach, Edward Gardner, Ludovic Morlot and Simone Young.

Cédric recently presented a major focus on the music of Bartok, culminating in a three-volume exploration of his solo piano works for the Hyperion label which has received huge critical acclaim. His solo discography also includes Szymanowksi Masques & Études Franck's Symphonic Variations and Les Djinns (Liège Philharmonic/François-Xavier Roth), Brahms' Concerto No.1 (BBC Symphony/Bělohlávek), and many recital discs on Harmonia Mundi including repertoire by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Debussy. Cédric has been awarded four Diapason d'Or, for his solo recordings on Hyperion.

He is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. Cédric's passion for chamber music is reflected in numerous recordings: his discography with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live).

Mahaney Arts Center
Middlebury College
South Main St./Route 30 South
72 Porter Field Rd.
Middlebury, VT 05753
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