Cédric Pescia

Cédric Pescia, master of soft tones, amazes with his clear and inspired touch, his joy of playing, and his musical charisma. For him, music is always language and movement at the same time: what he plays must speak and sing, as well as flow and dance.

Lausanne born Cédric Pescia, winner of the famous “Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition”, is one of today’s most exciting pianists thanks to his refined sense of sound for music from Baroque to Contemporary and his particularly elaborated programmes.

After concerts in New York, London, Brussels, Leipzig, Hamburg and Geneva, Cédric Pescia will perform again in various metropols, amongst others in Berlin, Paris, London and Vienna.

After both volumes of the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, Cédric Pescia together with Philippe Cassard released a recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in the version for two pianos by Franz Liszt .

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On Tour

June 12, 2022 | Lille
June 13, 2022 | London
July 15, 2022 | Lünen
July 23, 2022 | Fürstenfeldbruck
September 16, 2022 | Bonndorf
September 18, 2022 | Frankfurt
October 11, 2022 | Paris

New Releases

Ludwig van Beethoven/ Franz Liszt | Symphonie No. 9 | with Philippe Cassard | LA DOLCE VOLTA | listen

Watch and Listen

Pianomania at RADIO FRANCE | October 24, 2021 | François Couperin: Pièces de clavecin ! – Le Dodo ou l’amour au berceau (15e Ordre) – Les Barricades mystérieuses (6e Ordre) – Les Folies françaises ou les Dominos (13e Ordre) – La Mystérieuse (25e Ordre) – Les Ombres errantes (25e Ordre) | listen

Projects

Cédric Pescia’s Score Library | A pianistic flip-book | Concept: Georg Nussbaumer

It is the purpose of this programme to make the whole score library from A to Z – Cédric Pescia’s contains about 1.000 issues – sound in a kind of pianistic flip-book. The resulting piece is a colourful collage merging works from Albeniz, Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms etc. until the last one of the alphabet Wolf, Yun and Zimmermann. Some “rests” are added in the “coda”: Teaching material, opera scores, the pages shattered on and around the piano. Listen to a sounding, very personal score encyclopaedia which mixes well-known music with pianistic oddities in steady change of tempo, key and texture – a challenging but rewarding experience for our ears!

Reviews

Pescia is a thinking man’s pianist. His rock-solid technique is wedded to an intellectual approach that often yields unconventional, fascinating perspectives on familiar repertoire. Miami Herald | Miami International Piano Festival

Cédric Pescia’s release on Æon is a worthy addition to the growing list of first-rate recordings, and the care and subtlety he brings to his performance contribute to the music’s piquant charm and haunting ambience. Because much of this work is quite soft and sparse, and intended to be played with the lightest touch, listeners should pay close attention to follow Pescia’s controlled and extremely refined interpretation. www.allmusic.com | Cage CD

Cédric Pescia, master of soft tones, amazes with his clear and inspired touch, his joy of playing, and his musical charisma. For him, music is always language and movement at the same time: what he plays must speak and sing, as well as flow and dance.

read more

Lausanne born Cédric Pescia, winner of the famous “Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition”, is one of today’s most exciting pianists thanks to his refined sense of sound for music from Baroque to Contemporary and his particularly elaborated programmes.

After concerts in New York, London, Brussels, Leipzig, Hamburg and Geneva, Cédric Pescia will perform again in various metropols, amongst others in Berlin, Paris, London and Vienna.

After both volumes of the Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach, Cédric Pescia together with Philippe Cassard released a recording of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in the version for two pianos by Franz Liszt .

www.cedric-pescia.com