Pianist Sergio Tiempo made his professional debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw aged 14, and soon became internationally renowned for his raw energy and musical versatility.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Sergio Tiempo began his piano studies with his mother, Lyl Tiempo. While at the Fondazione per il Pianoforte in Como, Italy, he worked with Dimitri Bashkirov, Fou Tsong, Murray Perahia. and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He continues to receive frequent musical guidance and advice from Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire, and performs regularly with fellow-countryman and friend Gustavo Dudamel.
Orchestral collaborations include the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Brussels Philharmonic, Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Simón Bolívar Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia, St. Petersburg Symphony Orhcestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Phoenix Symphony, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and Stavanger Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared alongside eminent conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Myung Whun Chung, Thierry Fischer, Emmanuel Krivine, Alondra de la Parra, Ludovic Morlot, Alexander Prior, and Leonard Slatkin.
Recent highlights include tours to China, Taiwan, the United States, and South America, and a residency at Queensland Symphony Orchestra with Alondra de la Parra and Alexander Prior. He collaborates frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, recently performing Ginastera’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Chopin’s Concerto No. 1 with the orchestra. A committed recitalist, highlights include a sell-out recital debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Bergen International Festival, the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Berlin Philharmonie.
A distinctive and acclaimed recording artist, he recently recorded Federico Jusid’s Tango Rhapsody with Karin Lechner, commissioned especially for the duo and the RSI Lugano, and a solo recital recording titled Legacy, released in early 2018.
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