Tri-C Classical Piano Series: Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni
Husband and wife duo Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Emanuela Friscioni will perform the music of Schubert, Debussy and a world premiere of Luca Moscardi Suite op.13 via livestream as part of the Tri-C Performing Arts Classical Piano Series.
Their free performance recorded at their home begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 24, and can be viewed on the Tri-C website on the day of the recital.
Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Pompa-Baldi first came to the U.S. in 1999 to participate in the Cleveland International Piano Competition. He won first prize and, while fulfilling all the engagements that came with it, he and Friscioni decided to make Cleveland their home.
Friscioni was born in Cantù, Italy. Since her debut at the age of nine, Friscioni has played solo recitals as well as concertos throughout Europe and the United States. She currently serves as director of the Tri-C Creative Arts Academy and the Tri-C Classical Piano Series.
The duo, both Steinway artists, have performed to great acclaim throughout the United States and Europe, in duet and two-piano recitals as well as with orchestra.
Pompa-Baldi and Friscioni began playing together when they first met in 1996 in the Northern Italian town of Mezzago during a workshop conducted by the great pianist Aldo Ciccolini. Since then, their musical partnership has grown steadily as an integral part of their relationship. The couple reside in Cleveland Heights with their daughter, Eleanor.
Tri-C Performing Arts is a series of concerts, theater performances and art shows designed to bring a world-class artistic experience to the Greater Cleveland community. All 2020-2021 offerings are virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, visit www.tri-c.edu/performingarts.
The 2020-2021 Tri-C Classical Piano Series is presented by the William O. and Gertrude Lewis Frohring Foundation and made possible by Cuyahoga Community College, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council and Arts Midwest.
Sunday, January 24 at 2:00pmVirtual Event