Born near Zurich, Switzerland in 1992, Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu made his concert debut in his hometown at the Tonhalle in 2004. Since then, he has performed throughout the world including in Paris, Tokyo, St Petersburg, Madrid, New York and at all of London’s major venues. He has worked with leading orchestras including the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica de Bilbao and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. During his career so far he has enjoyed collaborations with esteemed conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Matthias Pintscher and Alexander Shelley. Teo has won 1st prize in the San Marino and Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions. In 2010 he became the youngest recipient of the coveted Beethovenring at the Beethovenfest Bonn and was awarded the ‘Best Canadian Artist’ at the 2017 edition of Concours Musicale International de Montreal. His first CD was released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2009 and since then he has been recording for Sony. Teo is now a proud Claves recording artist.
The 22/23 season will begin with an opening concert at Musikwoche Braunwald with I Tempi, followed by a release tour of his newest album ROOTS. Teo is particularly looking forward to reuiniting with Musikkollegium Winterthur and Samy Moussa, and his debuts with Festival Strings Lucerne and the Romanian National Radio Orchestra.
Teo has studied and spent most of his life in London and it is there that he spent 5 years refining his voice under the guidance of his inspirational teacher and mentor, the late Hamish Milne. Since then he has made his own way in exploring varied repertoires and new ways to reflect life into music. Teo's current focus lies in the national musical styles of Romania, Spain and France. As a musician with a multi-cultural background, spending time with Enescu's oeuvre has been his way to get closer to the country of his parents - Romania - while the fascination with Albeniz, Granados, Ravel and Debussy was heavily influenced by his experience of cycling through France and Spain not long ago.
As well as being an avid cyclist, Teo's other passions lie in playing football, travelling, and making new discoveries in the world of folk music.
His touch on the keyboard is of blinding clarity. His differentiation of acoustic perspectives is astounding. His playing is regular and brilliant. (Tribune de Geneve)