By his own admission, Cédric Tiberghien has been “obsessed” with playing the piano since his earliest childhood. At the age of 14, he began studying at the Conservatoire de Paris, where he was awarded the Premier Prix just three years later. His success in international competitions culminated in 1998 at the Concours Long-Thibaud-Crespin, where the French pianist won the First Prize – as well as no less than five special prizes.
Cédric Tiberghien studied under Frédéric Aguessy and Gérard Frémy at the Conservatoire de Paris. After numerous competition successes in Dublin, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Milan and Paris, among others, an international career followed that has taken the musician to the leading concert halls all over the world – with technical brilliance, impressive musicality and dramaturgically cleverly devised programmes. Tiberghien is a regular guest with top international orchestras; he made his solo debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in September 2018 with Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. A keen chamber musician, he works closely with violinist Alina Ibragimova, with whom he has recorded violin sonatas by Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Szymanowski and Beethoven in an “ideal partnership” ([Gramophone]). Tiberghien’s other chamber music partners are violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. In addition to three critically acclaimed solo albums of piano works by Béla Bartók, Cédric Tiberghien has also made many Diapason d’Or-winning recordings.