Haydn / Pompa-Baldi / Kuchar: Concertos
Artist: Haydn / Pompa-Baldi / Kuchar
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
This release features two of the greatest classical-era works for Violin, Piano and Orchestra, in superb performances. Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Antonio Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999 and embarked on a career that continues to extend across five continents. He also won a silver medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition, as well as a bronze medal at the 1998 Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. The New York Times described his playing as "meltingly beautiful." Pompa-Baldi founded the Todi International Music Masters Festival, of which he is artistic director and faculty member, and sits on the juries of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world. Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv has quickly earned a reputation for performing with "distinctive charm and subtle profundity" (Daily Freeman, New York) and a "crystal clear and noble sound" (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Known for her work as a soloist and chamber musician, Solomiya Ivakhiv has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Curtis Institute Field Concert Hall, Italian Academy in New York City, Pickman Hall in Cambridge, MA, San Jose Chamber Music Society, Old First Concerts in San Francisco, Astoria Music Festival (Portland), Tchaikovsky Hall in Kyiv, and at UConn's Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.