SEPTEMBER 29th 2019 – 6PM


The piano cycle at the Sintra Festival has a long tradition. Cédric Tiberghien recital honours the history of the great pianists of the music scene that played here, some early in their careers, others fully affirmed. Tiberghien is one among the best of his generation of French pianists.

His highly praised qualities justify the expectation for this Beethoven, Chopin and Schoenberg program.

"Highly expressive but never Romantic and always very clear, this Beethoven remains well and truly Classical… The keenly communicative musical partners constantly risk extremes of dynamic and tempo, and their daring pays off. In the Lento, Tiberghien seems to waft a perfume bottle over the keys, lending the ear many fragrant overtones."
Stuttgarter Zeitung, November 2018




  • 6 Variações op.34 em Fá maior
  • 15 variations op.35 em Mib Maior (Eroica)



3 Klavierstücke op.11


Sonata Nº 2 em Sib menor Op. 35

1. Grave - Doppio movimento  
2. Scherzo - Più lento  
3. Marche funèbre  
4. Finale. Presto


Cédric Tiberghien 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 his debuts with the Berliner Philharmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, DSO Berlin and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra. His solo recitals include London, Chicago and Tokyo, and with violinist Alina Ibragimova at the Vienna Konzerthaus and on tour to Japan and Korea. In Spring 2019 the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord (Paris) will present the premiere of Zauberland (Magic Land). During the 2017/18 season Cédric returned to the London Symphony Orchestra and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestras. Other recent collaborations have included the Boston Symphony, Cleveland, Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestras and Les Siècles at the BBC Proms.

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. He has been awarded four Diapason d’Or, for his solo recordings on Hyperion. He also has many concerto and recital discs released on Harmonia Mundi.

He is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. His discography with Alina includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Mozart (Hyperion) and a Beethoven Sonata cycle (Wigmore Live).