ANTONIO DI CRISTOFANO, PIANO

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 7:30PM

RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

WAGNER  Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg

DEBUSSY  Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun

SHOSTAKOVICH  Selections from The Gadfly

Antonio Di Cristofano completed his piano studies in 1986 at the Conservatory “L.Cherubini” in Florence, under the supervision of M° Bacchelli. He has perfected with M° Damerini.

He performs either as a piano soloist or in different musical ensembles; he played as a soloist with the Orchestra of the University of Milan, Strings Orchestra “Cantelli” of Milan, Chamber Orchestra of Florence, Symphony Orchestra of Lecce, Magna Grecia Orchestra, Sicily Symphony Orchestra, Solisti Aquilani, Milano Classica Orchestra, Radio Orchestra of Bucarest, Orquesta Sinfonica de l’Estado de Mexico, University Orchestra of Houston, Radiotelevision Albania Orchestra, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, Praga Radio Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philarmonic,LamontSymphony Orchestra Denver,Czech Philarmonic Orchestra,Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Iasi State Philarmonic,Wiener Mozart Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonia, Philarmonique de Montreal, Jerusalem Symphony, Slovak Filharmonie, Kaerntner Sinfonieorchester, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, etc. with conductors like G. Taverna, F. A. Krager, O. Balan, M. Bosch, M. Ancillotti, M. Alsop, N. Arman, C. Schulz, M. Zanini, C. Olivieri-Munroe, L. Svarovsky, A. Chernushenko, and many others. He played, in Italy, for the most important Festival: the “Verdi Theatre” in Florence, the "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Spoleto, “Asolo Musica”, the Theatre of Alessandria, the “Bibbiena Theatre” in Mantova, the “Puccini Hall” at the Conservatory “G.Verdi” in Milan, “Politeama Theatre” in Palermo, "Auditorium San Barnaba" in Brescia, etc., in Romania (Aeteneum and Radio Bucarest, ecc.), Espana (Festival de Vigo, Madrid, Jeunesses Musicales de Sevilla), Mexico (Belles Artes Palacio, Revueltas Auditorium), USA (Moores Opera House of Houston, Newman Center in Denver, Washington International Piano Festival, ecc), Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir and Adana), Croatia (Dubrovnik – Rector Palace), Czech Republic (Praga – Smetana Hall and Dvorak Hall), Russia (Ciaikovsky Conservatoire), South Korea (Seoul – Leeum Auditorium), France (Nancyphonies Festival), Austria (Konzerthaus – Klagenfurt), Germany (Gasteig – Munich), Chopin Society Warsaw, Canada (Toronto - Glenn Gould Studio), Swiss, Albania, Israel, England, Portugal, Bulgary, Ukraine, Belgium, Brasil, etc.

He recorded one cd with Schubert’s music and recently a newone with music of Brahms, Berg and Scriabin.

In 2006 and 2007 he mades the debut in Carnegie Hall – New York and in Konzerthaus and Golden Hall MusikVerein in Wien. He is often invited as a judge in international Piano Competition (Compositores de Espana – Madrid, Varallo, Cantù, Osijek, Gante – Pordenone, Parigi, Viardo – Belmont, Rachmaninov – Moscow, Iturbi – Valencia, Parnassos – Monterrey, Astana Merei International Competition -Astana, ecc) and to teach in Ciaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, in the Summer Academy in Dubrovnik, in Denver University, in the SMC Academy in Seoul, In Valletta International Piano Festival, in Thessaloniki Conservatoire and in many USA University.

Recently he received the Paul Harrys Fellows from Rotary Club.