Teo Gheorghiu made his debut at the age of twelve with Schumann’s Piano Concerto at the Tonhalle Zurich. Since then he has developed a diverse repertoire and has performed with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica de Bilbao, Danish National Symphony, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow and TonhalleOrchester Zurich. A regular collaboration connects him with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra and the Musikkollegium Winterthur. Solo recitals have taken him not only to all major Swiss cities, but also to London (Wigmore Hall), Hamburg (Elbphilharmonie), Tokyo (Suntory Hall), Milan (Societa del Quartetto) or Santiago; to the Beethovenfest in Bonn, to the Dvorák Festival in Prague, to the Louvre and to festivals in Bucharest, Gstaad, Verbier, Lucerne and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
In 2020, the Claves label and Teo Gheorghiu started a long-term collaboration. The first CD, entitled “Duende”, was enthusiastically acclaimed by the public and the press. The recording was inspired by a bicycle tour through France and Spain and includes solo works by Albéniz, Granados, Ravel and Debussy. The album was awarded a Diapason d’Or (“Teo Gheorghiu ne fait rien comme tout le monde”). Teo Gheorghiu then followed the call of his roots and cycled from his original home in the Zurich Oberland to the land of his ancestors, Romania: his latest album ‘Roots’ is inspired by this experience.
The 23/24 season starts with a solo recital at the Zermatt Festival, followed by several performances with Filarmonica Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte and NEOJIBA in Salvador (Bahia), Brazil. Teo Gheorghiu is particularly looking forward to the opening concert for the 110th anniversary of the Fribourg Concert Society, recitals in Taiwan, renewed collaboration with Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony under the baton of Andrei Feher, the complete performance of all Beethoven piano concertos with l’Orchestre des Jeunes de Fribourg, as well as a piano duo performance with his esteemed colleague Alexander Ullman.
Born in 1992, Teo Gheorghiu, of Romanian origin and citizenship of Canada and Switzerland, won 1st prize at the San Marino International Piano Competition in 2004 and 1st prize at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Weimar the following year. In 2010 he was awarded the BeethovenRing by the Beethovenfest in Bonn. He has spent most of his life in London, where he studied with Hamish Milne. Today he lives again in Switzerland.
Teo Gheorghiu is not only an avid cyclist, but also enjoys playing soccer, traveling and venturing into the world of folk music of various countries in search of new discoveries.