October 19-24, 2015

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Antonio Di Cristofano - Artist Level Juror

Antonio Di Cristofano completed his piano studies in 1986 at the Conservatory  “L.Cherubini” in Florence, under the supervision of Maestro Bacchelli and Maestro  Damerini. He has performed as piano soloist, chamber musician and as a soloist with many orchestras including 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 Bucharest, Orquesta Sinfonica de l’Estado de Mexico, University Orchestra of Houston, Radiotelevision Albania Orchestra, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic, Lamont Symphony Orchestra Denver, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Izmir Symphony Orchestra, Iasi State Philharmonic, Wiener Mozart Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonia, Philarmonique de Montreal, Jerusalem Symphony, Slovak Filharmonie, Kaerntner Sinfonieorchester, and Thailand Philharmonic with conductors 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 has performed at the most important concert venues in Italy including 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. He has also concertized worldwide including performances in Romania (Aeteneum and Radio Bucharest), Spain (Festival de Vigo, Madrid, Jeunesses Musicales de Sevilla), Mexico (Belles Artes Palacio and Revueltas Auditorium), USA (Moores Opera House of Houston and Newman Center in Denver), Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir and Adana), Croatia (Dubrovnik, Rector Palace), Czech Republic (Prague, Smetana Hall and Dvorak Hall), Russia (the Moscow Conservatoire Hall), South Korea (Seoul, Leeum Auditorium), France (Nancyphonies Festival), Austria (Klagenfurt, Konzerthaus), Germany (Munich, Gasteig), Poland (Warsaw, Chopin Society), Canada (Toronto, Glenn Gould Studio), Lithuania (Vilnius, Christopher Summer Festival), as well as in Switzerland, Albania, Israel, England, Portugal, Bulgaria, Belgium, Brazil, and Thailand. He has recorded CDs of music by Schubert and by Brahms, Berg and Scriabin. Recently he made his debut at Carnegie Hall, New York and in Konzerthaus and Golden Hall MusikVerein in Wien.

He has served as member of many international piano competitions including Compositores de Espana – Madrid, Varallo, Cantù, Osijek, Gante – Pordenone, Parigi, Viardo – Belmont, Rachmaninov – Moscow, Iturbi – Valencia, Parnassos – Monterrey, Francaix – Vanves among others. He as presented master classes at the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow, the Summer Academy in Dubrovnik, Denver University, the SMC Academy in Seoul, and in Thessaloniki Conservatoire.

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