Antonio Di Cristofano, piano
Antonio Di Cristofano Biography
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, Sinfonica Abbruzzese, Sanremo Orchestra, FVG Mittleurope 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, 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, New York Chamber Players, Orquestra do Norte, Sinfonica di Sao Paulo, Thuringen 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, M. Sieghart 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, Festival Duni in Matera, etc., in Romania (Aeteneum and Radio Bucarest, ecc.), Espana (Festival de Vigo, Toledo Festival, Jeunesses Musicales de Sevilla), Mexico (Belles Artes Palacio, Revueltas Auditorium), USA (Moores Opera House of Houston, Gates Concert Hall 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), Grieg Festival in Norway, Yamaha Concert Hall in Tokyo, Swiss, Albania, Israel, England, Portugal, Bulgary, Ukraine, Belgium, Brasil, Serbia, Argentina, Sweden, South Africa, ecc. He recorded cd with Velut Luna and Millenium label.
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, Baltic piano Competition -Gdansk, Bajic Memorial -Novi Sad, Hong Kong International Young Pianist Competition, Nordic Piano Competition - Malmoe, Mozart Piano Competition - Aachen, Louisiana Piano Competition, ecc) and to teach in Ciaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Valencia Conservatory, in the Summer Academy in Dubrovnik, in Shanghay, Xiamen and Ningbo Conservatory in China, in the SMC Academy in Seoul, In Valletta International Piano Festival, in Sofia Conservatory, in Thessaloniki Conservatory, in The Orpheus Academy in Wien and in many USA University.
He received the Paul Harrys Fellows from Rotary Club.
Recently he received the letter of appointment as Guest Professor at the Xiamen Conservatory in China.
InterHarmony International Music Festival welcomes pianist Antonio di Cristofano to its 2017 Outstanding Guest Artist Series. Di Cristofano will join founder Misha Quint on July 19 for the opening concert of Session 2 in Acqui Terme, Italy. Program highlights include Shostakovich’s searing D minor Sonata for Cello and Piano and solo piano works by Scriabin.
Di Cristofano has performed as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Florence, the Radio Orchestra of Bucharest, Orquesta Sinfonica de l’Estado de Mexico, Istanbul Chamber Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonia, Jerusalem Symphony, Sinfonica di Sao Paulo, Thuringen Orchestra and many others. His Carnegie Hall debut took place in 2006, at the Golden Mall Musikverein in Vienna in 2007. He has appeared as a guest at dozens of music festivals on five continents. He is often invited as a judge in international piano competitions from Louisiania to Moscow to Hong Kong and has taught at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Valencia Conservatory, the Sofia Conservatory, the Orpheus Academy in Wien and in numerous American universities. He has recently been appointed Guest Professor at the Xiamen Conservatory in China.