The French have a certain Je ne sais quoi when it comes to the art of language, music and love. And so pianist Cédric Tiberghien promises to ‘wow’ Harrogate with his programme featuring key works from Bela Bartok, one of his favourite composers.
Harrogate is not only a beautiful place, but also where audiences have been very accessible to my performance.
The 40-year-old, who has a flourishing career, which takes him to five continents, is opening Harrogate International festivals’ Sunday Series on 24 January 2015 at the Old Swan Hotel.
I feel like I am playing for friends in an intimate space and I already know there will be an exceptional audience. The community of the audience is easier than in a concert hall of 2,000 people. There is a marvelous feeling that you are connecting. I adore that.
The process of performing pieces I love makes me feel completely alive. I am so lucky I can express my emotion and communicate with other people in this way. It’s important to do this, not just through classical music, but in everyday life.
Cédric began playing the piano aged five, and was awarded the Premier Prix in 1992, aged just 17. With over 60 concertos in his repertoire, Cédric Tiberghien has appeared with some of the world’s finest orchestras.
Tickets: £18, £16.50. To book, visit: http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/sunday-series/ or call the Box Office on 01423 562 303; book all 5 Sunday Series concerts and receive 10% discount.