Professorial Staff - Piano
Faculty of Music
King Charles Court
Gabriele Baldocci’s unique style, visionary programming and versatile artistic personality have garnered him worldwide critical acclaim and a wide following on the world stage.
Described by Jed Distler on Gramophone as a “A pianist of formidable capabilities”, Baldocci has given concerts at such distinguished venues as Tonhalle in Zürich, Musikverein in Vienna, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona, Ceramic Crystal Hall in Seoul, Teatro Sala Verdi in Milan, Teatro Ghione in Rome, Politeama Rossetti in Trieste, Teatro Comunale Ponchielli in Cremona, Parnassos Hall in Athens, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Poisson Rouge in New York.
An active teacher, Gabriele is regularly invited to give masterclasses at the most prestigious musical centres in worldwide. He is the Founder and Director of the London Piano Centre and of the Milton Keynes Music Academy.
Gabriele Baldocci is a piano professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and at The Purcell School.
Qualifications And Background
Gabriele 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, Leon 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
This upcoming season, Baldocci will be performing in cities across the world including New York, San Francisco, Vienna, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo. This season will also see the release of the latest CD of his acclaimed Liszt-Beethoven Complete Symphonies series. His recitals will feature a wide range of music including several world premieres.
A passionate advocate for live classical improvisation, Baldocci’s eclectic personality made him develop innovative events where he tastefully breaks boundaries of genres and styles. Among his successful recordings, a live recital in duo with Martha Argerich, Nino Rota’s complete works for piano and violin and piano and viola with Marco Fornaciari, Chopin’s Complete Ballades and Impromptus. His latest recording, Sheer Piano Attack, rapidly became a best-seller after being promoted by the rock band Queen on all their media outlets. His performances are regularly broadcasted on TV and radios internationally and he was featured in a very successful documentary produced by Sky Classica.
A child prodigy of the piano, he started giving public concerts at the age of nine, and he maintained a successful career since then, winning prizes in numerous piano competitions such as the The Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy and the Martha Argerich Competition in Buenos Aires. After his studies at Imola with Franco Scala, he studied at the prestigious International Lake Como Piano Academy with William Grant Naboré, Lèon Fleisher, Alicia De Larrocha, Dmitri Bashkirov, Fou Ts’Ong, Charles Rosen, Andreas Staier and Claude Frank. He completed his studies at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome with Sergio Perticaroli.
A very active educator, he is a professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and of The Purcell School. He is also the founder of the London Piano Centre and of the Milton Keynes Music Academy and he is often invited to give masterclasses at some of the most important universities and academies worldwide.
Martha Argerich & Gabriele Baldocci
Live 2018 (Complete Recital)
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