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Antonio Pompa-Baldi

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 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, Shanghai’s Grand Theatre, and Paris’ Salle Pleyel, to name a few.
He has collaborated with leading conductors including Hans Graf, James Conlon, 
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Theodore Kuchar, Benjamin Zander, Louis Lane, and Keith 
Lockhart. He has performed with ensembles and colleagues such as Takacs String 
Quartet, Alison Balsom, Sharon Robinson, and principals of the Cleveland Orchestra, 
Dallas Symphony, and New York Philharmonic, among others.

With a concerto repertoire including more than 60 works, Mr. Pompa-Baldi recently 
performed cycles of all the Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos, the five Beethoven Piano 
Concertos, and both Brahms Concertos with various orchestras. He has played recitals 
in most major venues over the world.

In 2019, he was a returning guest at the third edition of the Lang Lang International 
Piano Festival in Shenzhen, China, continued his honorary guest professorship at the 
Beijing China Conservatory, and was named honorary professor at the Shenyang 
Conservatory of Music. Among the stops on his tours, he performed in Vienna (Austria), 
Malaga (Spain), Nancy (France), New York, and throughout China (Beijing, Shenzhen, 
Hangzhou, Dalian, and Guangzhou).

Mr. Pompa-Baldi has recorded over 30 CDs to date, for various labels including 
Harmonia Mundi, Steinway, TwoPianists, Azica, Brilliants, and Centaur Records. 
Among them, the complete piano and chamber music works of Grieg, the Josef 
Rheinberger Piano Sonatas, the complete Hummel Piano Sonatas, and CDs dedicated 
to Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Respighi, Roberto Piana, and Rachmaninoff.

For the Steinway label, Pompa-Baldi recorded a disc of songs by Francis Poulenc and 
Edith Piaf, arranged for solo piano, to commemorate the 50th year of the passing of 
both French musical icons, as well as a CD titled “Napoli”, which features new piano 
versions of famous Neapolitan songs. His latest releases feature Concertos for Violin, 
Piano and Orchestra by Mendelssohn (Brilliant Classics), Haydn, and Hummel (Centaur  Records).

Antonio Pompa-Baldi is a Steinway Artist. He is often invited to judge international piano 
competitions such as the Cleveland, Hilton Head, E-Competition, BNDES Rio de 
Janeiro, and Edward Grieg, among many others. He serves as president of the jury and 
artistic advisor for the San Jose International Piano Competition since 2006.


Pompa-Baldi is on the Piano Faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. His students 
have been prizewinners in important competitions such as Marguerite Long, Hilton 
Head, Isang Yun, and Gina Bachauer. He is regularly invited to teach masterclasses in 
countless Universities, Music Schools, and Festivals in the US and all over the world.

In 2015, Pompa-Baldi founded the Todi International Music Masters festival, of which he 
is Artistic Director and Faculty Member. This summer festival takes place every August 
in the beautiful Italian town of Todi. It features 15 concerts in 15 days, with 
internationally renown faculty members, and students from all over the world

other judges

Pamela MiaPaul
Magdalena Baczewska
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