Pianist to perform in Hudson

Pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi will perform Sunday as part of the Music from The Western Reserve concert series.

The Italian-born musician won the 1999 Cleveland International Piano Competition, which lead him to a career that continues to extend across five continents. He was also a top prize winner at the 1998 Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud Competition of Paris, France, and a silver medalist at the 2001 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Pompa-Baldi performs regularly at the world’s major concert venues including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Paris’ Salle Pleyel, Milan’s Sala Verdi, Shanghai’s Grand Theatre and Boston’s Symphony Hall. He has played with the Houston Symphony, Berliner Symphoniker, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Boston Pops, Colorado Symphony and many more.

He has released 20 CDs in his career, recording the entire piano repertoire of Edvard Grieg, a tribute to Franz Liszt and an all-Rachmaninoff CD. The Steinway artist serves on the piano faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

He will be performing works by Hummel, Lyapunov, Poulenc, Piaf and Medtner.

The concert starts at 5 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora St., Hudson. Tickets are $20 with students admitted for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.mftwr.org. A meet-the-artist reception will immediately follow after the concert.

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