Mark your calendars! This is one concert you absolutely do not want to miss. Performing for us in-home for the first time ever, world renowned concert pianist, Van Cliburn medalist and President of the Jury for the San Jose Int’l Piano Competition, Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
WHEN: Sat., April 19th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (caviar and champagne, wine and hors d’oeuvres - from the kitchen of Chef Jerry Wang - will be served from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM and the concert will take place from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
WHERE: Home of Dan and Irina Morgan, 1434 Montego Drive, San Jose, CA 95120
TICKETS (includes food & drink): $50 General Admission; $40 Students. To order, please visit http://sjipc.com/index.php/events/in-home-concerts/april-19-2014.
Note: This event is expected to be a sellout, so tickets must be purchased in advance. An RSVP alone will not reserve you a seat.
Antonio’s Bio: http://www.pompa-baldi.com/biography/index.html
Listen to Antonio: http://www.pompa-baldi.com/recordings/3C-youtube-videos.html
Antonio’s Press Reviews: Please see below.
Chopin - 12 Etudes, Op.10
Liszt - Ballade No. 2
Selections from "The Rascal and the Sparrow"
Caviar and champagne
Hickory-smoked cedar plank salmon
Vietnamese shrimp balls
Press Reviews for Antonio:
A potential pianistic messiah.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Wayne Lee Gay
Antonio Pompa-Baldi is a dazzling piano virtuoso, a magnificent artist who demonstrated a deep maturity of expression. His recital was memorable: we heard an interpreter who has wonderful taste, astonishing memory, prodigious sense of color, formidable technique.
- Luis Enrique Julia, El Nuevo Dia. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Pompa-Baldi went from strength to strength...with laserlike focus, lyrical poise wedded to blazing virtuosity.
- Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Lawrence A Johnson
Pompa-Baldi assembled the intuitive genius and the science of imagination with the most inspired reflection, sustained by the strongest technical rigor.
- La Montagne, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Pompa-Baldi possesses a magical touch, rich in a thousand of nuances, a spectacular technique and an amazing finesse.
- La Provincia, Como, Italy, Maria Terraneo
Antonio Pompa-Baldi displayed his formidable gifts. Here was the real thing. Pompa-Baldi is a probing cultivated musician..He also has marvelous fingers that produced glittering passage-work...He tosses off the most difficult pianistic feats with great panache...he imbued every phrase with integrity, beauty and sincerity. He has an excellent sound, a natural rubato and had perfect control of each voice. He also had a wonderful balance of emotion and intellect.
- NY Concert Review, Howard Aibel (after a recital at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall)