Sixteenth Annual Rushton Concert By Antonio Pompa-Baldi (7:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
FREE // Steiner Auditorium
Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Antonio Pompa-Baldi first came to the U.S. in 1999 to participate in the Cleveland International Piano Competition. He won the First Prize, and embarked on a career that continues to extend across five continents. A top prize winner at the 1998 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition of Paris, France, Antonio Pompa-Baldi also won a silver medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, as well as the Award for the Best Performance of a New Work. Mr. Pompa-Baldi appears regularly at the world's major concert venues including Cleveland's Severance Hall, Milan's Sala Verdi, New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, and Paris' Salle Cortot.
He has collaborated with leading conductors including Hans Graf, James Conlon, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Keith Lockhart, Christopher Seaman, Louis Lane, Pascal Rophé, Grant Llewellyn, and Stefan Sanderling, performing with the Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Berliner Symphoniker, Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand), Boston Pops, Orchestre National de Paris-Radio France, National Orchestra of Ukraine, Orchestra of Tuscany (Italy), Fort Worth Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony, among many others.
Antonio Pompa-Baldi is a Steinway Artist. He serves as Distinguished Professor of Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and gives master-classes around the world, both in conjunction with his performing engagements, and at summer festivals including Piano Fest in the Hamptons, TCU-Cliburn Institute, Southeastern Piano Festival (University of South Carolina School of Music), Paisiello Academy (Lucera, Italy), among others.
Since 2002, he has recorded 15 CDs for Centaur Records: the Josef Rheinberger Piano Sonatas; the entire solo piano and chamber music output of Edward Grieg, in 11 volumes; an all-Rachmaninoff CD; an all-Schumann album; and the first volume of the Hummel Piano Sonatas.
Antonio Pompa-Baldi appears by exclusive arrangement with Diane Saldick, LLC, 225 East 36 Street, New York, NY 10016 www.dianesaldick.com
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