Teo Gheorghiu is a Swiss-Canadian pianist and actor, born on August 12, 1992 in Männedorf in Canton of Zürich, Switzerland from Romanian and Canadian parents.
In 2004 he played the main character in Vitus, released in 2006. For this role he was presented with an Undine Award in Baden, Austria for the best male debut in 2007.
He started playing the piano at the age of 5 with Daniel Höxter. He studied with William Fong at the Purcell School, a music boarding school in London, from 2001 to 2010. He currently attends the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studies with Gary Graffman.
He won the ex-aequo joint first prize in the 12-years old and under section of the San Marino Piano Competition in 2004. In 2005 he was awarded first prize in the 10- to 13-year-old category of the International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Weimar.
He made his first public concert performance in 2004 in Zürich Tonhalle with Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto (where the footage for the final scene of the film was recorded live). In May 2007 his interpretation of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Orchester Musikkollegium Winterthur was acclaimed. The same year he gave concerts with the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Zürich Chamber Orchestra (dir. Muhai Tang) and the Berne Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 he played concerts in Tokyo, Istanbul, London, Saint Petersburg and Potsdam. In 2009 he toured in Zürich, Gstaad, and also in Harrogate, Bad Saarow, Bucharest, Bonn, China and Taiwan.
Teo Gheorghiu at the Internet Movie Database