Gabriele Baldocci, pianist and conductor, was born in Livorno in Italy. He has given concerts in world-renowned musical centres such as Tonhalle in Zurich, Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Sala Verdi in Milan, Auditorium RTSI in Lugano, Teatro Ghione in Rome, Palacio de Festivales in Santander, Teatro Rossetti in Trieste, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Parnassos Hall in Athens, Teatro Fraschini in Pavia, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and many others. Baldocci has performed at international festivals including Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, Vendsyssel Festival in Denmark, Martha Argerich Festival in Buenos Aires, Bologna Festival, Pietrasanta in Concerto International Festival, and the Erasmo Capilla International Music Festival in Mexico. He recorded Nino Rota's complete works for Strings and Piano with violinist Marco Fornaciari, Michael Glenn Williams piano music for the Stradivarius label, and he is working on Beethoven’s Complete Symphonies transcribed by Liszt for solo piano, to be published in five CDs by Dynamic in 2012 and 2013.
His performances are regularly broadcasted on radio and TV, and the Italian classical TV channel "Classica" has produced a documentary about him.He has been awarded prizes at several important piano competitions including the Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition and the Martha Argerich Piano Competition.Baldocci is an official Ambassador, Performer and Professor of the Martha Argerich Presents project, and he frequently plays in various chamber music formations including duos, trios and quintets. For many years he has played in a piano duo with Martha Argerich, as well as forming a stable partnership with the Argentinean pianist Daniel Rivera. He has performed concerts throughout Europe, America and Asia both as a soloist and with acclaimed orchestras.
Qualifications / Educational Background
He graduated in Livorno with Ilio Barontini, and studied at the Imola Piano Academy with Franco Scala. He continued his studies at the International Piano Academy on Lake Como with William Grant Naboré, Lèon Fleisher, Alicia De Larrocha, Dmitri Bashkirov, Fou Ts'Ong, Charles Rosen, Andreas Staier and Claude Frank.
Gabriele received his Doctorate in Piano Performance at the Santa Cecilia National Academy in Rome, where he studied with Sergio Perticaroli.
An active teacher, Gabriele is regularly invited to give masterclasses at prestigious universities such as Daejin University in South Korea, Pacific Lutheran University in Washington, Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and Elmira College in New York. He teaches at the InFondi Musica Academy with Alessandra Brustia, and at the Sesto Fiorentino Music School in Florence.
Gabriele Baldocci is a piano professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, as well as at Potenza State Conservatory, in the South of Italy.
Chamber Music Partners:
- Martha Argerich (Piano Duo)
- Daniel Rivera (Piano Duo)
- Marco Fornaciari
- Dora Schwartzberg
- Ivry Gitlis
- Tonhalle, Zurich
- Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
- Sala Verdi, Milan
- Parnassos Hall, Athens
- Parco della Musica, Rome
- Teatro Lirico, Cagliari
- Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago
- Teatro Fraschini, Pavia
- Teatro Rossetti, Trieste
- Ceramic Palace Hall, Seoul
Ambassador of the Martha Argerich Presents Project
Adjudicator at various piano competitions
Former Vice President of "Risonanze Armoniche" Concert Series
Former Artistic Director of "Les Sommets du Classique" music festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland
"Alessandro Casagrande" International Piano Competition, Terni, Italy
Second "Martha Argerich" International Piano Competition, Buenos Aires, Argentina