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Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Antonio Pompo-Baldi

Antonio Pompa-Baldi, pianist

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 7:30


Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Antonio Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999 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. Mr. Pompa-Baldi appears regularly at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Milan’s Sala Verdi, Boston’s Symphony Hall, and Paris’ Salle Pleyel, to name a few.

He has collaborated with leading conductors including Hans Graf, James Conlon, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Keith Lockhart, performing with the Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Berliner Symphoniker, Orchestre National de Paris-Radio France, National Orchestra of Ukraine, Fort Worth Symphony, among many others.

Notable recital engagements took place in Beijing, Seoul , Paris, London, Chicago, and Houston. Among recent orchestral appearances, Mr. Pompa- Baldi performed with the Santo Domingo Festival Orchestra under Maestro Benjamin Zander, the National Symphony of Ecuador, and the Johannesburg and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestras in South Africa. Last season’s recitals included Nancy (France), Cleveland (OH), San Francisco (Liszt Society Festival), Hong Kong, and Macao.

zofoZOFO Piano Duet
Friday, March 21, 2014, 8 p.m.
Cabrillo VAPA Samper Recital Hall
Two classical piano masters formed a duo
Four Hands – One Piano

villanueva-smallEugene Villanueva, Baritone

Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00 pmPeace United Church of Christ
900 High Street
Santa Cruz
San Francisco Opera Star

Haskell Small
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 3 pm.
First Congegational Church, Santa Cruz
Music for Meditation, Musica Callada, Books 1-4 by Frederico Mompou


Soheil Nasseri
Saturday, October 19, 2013 8 pm
First Congegational Church, Santa Cruz
All Beethoven recital: Op. 31 No.1, Op 101, Op. 119 bagatelles, Op. 53

Russian Pianist Yevgeny Sudbin
Fri Apr 5, 2013 / 8pm
First Congregational Church, Santa Cruz
Scarlatti, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin’s Sonata #5
Pianist Daniel Greenbush
Pianist James D’Leon
Guitarist Benjamin Verdery
Israeli Cellist Amit Peled

Chinese Pianist Ang Li

Sat Apr 27, 2013/ 8pm
First Congregational Church, Santa Cruz
Young Persons’ Concert: Mozart, Schumann, Liadov, Debussy & Granados
Masterclass for young pianists
Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm.
Donation only at the door.