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Cédric studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Frédéric Aguessy and Gérard Frémy and was awarded the Premier Prix in 1992, aged just seventeen. He was then a prize winner at several major international piano competitions (Bremen, Dublin, Tel Aviv, Geneva, Milan), culminating with the First Prize at the prestigious Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris in 1998, alongside five special awards, including the Audience Award and the Orchestra Award.
He has performed across five continents in some of the world’s most prestigious halls, and has worked with conductors such as Karina Canellakis, Myung-Whun Chung, Stéphane Denève, Christoph Eschenbach, Edward Gardner, Ludovic Morlot and Simone Young. He has played with orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, London Symphony, Cleveland, Boston Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris and Les Siècles.
He is a dedicated chamber musician, with regular partners including violinist Alina Ibragimova, violist Antoine Tamestit and baritone Stéphane Degout. He and Alina first met as members of the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists scheme in 2005, and their long-standing partnership has featured highly successful recital series of both the complete Beethoven violin sonatas and Mozart’s sonatas for violin and keyboard. They have performed at major venues throughout Europe and North America, and have undertaken extensive tours to Australia and Asia. Their discography includes complete cycles of music by Schubert, Szymanowski and Ravel, and their recent survey of the Mozart sonatas was awarded the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik.
Cédric’s solo performances recently focused on the music of Bartók, culminating in a three-volume exploration of his solo piano works for Hyperion. He has also recorded the Chopin Préludes, piano concertos by Dubois and solo piano music by Karol Szymanowski, including Masques, Métopes and two sets of Études, earning a total of four Diapasons d’Or.