ANTONIO DI CRISTOFANO
JURY MEMBER – POZZOLI 2019
Antonio Di Cristofano completed his piano studies in 1986 at the Conservatory “L.Cherubini” in Florence, under the guidance of Antonio Bacchelli, and later perfected with Massimiliano Damerini.
He has performed in many recital and with orchestra in prestigious Italian and foreign institutions such as: the Bibiena Theater of Mantua, the Politeama Theater of Palermo, the Auditorium San Barnaba of Brescia, the Sala Tchaikovsky of Moscow, the Sala Smetana and the Sala Dvorak of Prague , the Enescu Festival in Bucharest, Gasteig Hall in Monaco, the Chopin Society of Warsaw, Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto, the Yamaha Concert Hall in Tokyo, Ernst Reuter Saal in Berlin, Hong Kong City Hall.
He has cooperated with directors such as M. Bosch, M. Alsop, C. Schulz, M. Zanini, C. Olivieri-Munroe, A. Chernushenko, L. Svarovsky, M. Sieghart, etc. and with orchestras such as Sinfonica Siciliana, Symphony Orchestra of Sanremo, Radio Bucharest, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philarmonic, Toronto Symphony, Philharmonic of Montreal, Jerusalem Symphony, Slovak Filharmonie, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and most recently with Scala’s Orchestra.
After his debut in 2006 with great success at Weill Hall in New York (where he returned in 2018) he performed in the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall with the New England Symphony, receiving widespread acclaim. Of great prestige is also his debut in the Great Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, with the Wiener Mozart Orchestra in 2006 which was followed in 2007 by a concert in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein where he will return in December 2019.
He has recorded several CDs for the “Velut Luna and Millenium”, the last CD was recently released with the title “Encores”.
He is regularly invited to the Jury of International Piano Competitions (Moscow-Rachmaninoff, Cleveland, Valencia-Iturbi, Pretoria, Seregno – Pozzoli) and is a visiting professor at the Conservatory of Xiamen (China) and professor at the Vienna Orpheus Summer Academy. In 2018 he received the Golden Griffon, the highest honor from the City of Grosseto.