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Name: Andrea Baiocchi
Skills: Accompanist, Player, Soloist, Teacher (Pianist)
Links: Website     E-mail
American pianist Andrea Baiocchi has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. A Fellow at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival and First Prize winner of the 'National Career Award' by the National Society of Arts and Letters, Ms. Baiocchi was also named 'most promising pianist' by the Steinway Society of Chicago and First Prize winner of the Illinois State Music Teacher's Association Competition. Ms. Baiocchi has appeared in performance on Chicago Classical Radio (WNIB) and was recently interviewed on Deutsche Welle Radio, an international broadcasting service from Germany. Ms. Baiocchi has performed numerous solo and lieder concerts at Cité International des Arts in Paris, was a guest artist at the Musica Viva Series in Illinois, and was a participant in many summer festivals including the Franz Schubert Institut in Austria, the Académie Internationale de Musique Maurice Ravel, the Académie Festival des Arcs, and at Gargenville France.

In the summer of 2004, Ms. Baiocchi was invited by the German baritone Matthias Goerne to participate in masterclasses at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Lübeck, Germany. Ms. Baiocchi has also performed in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler, the renouned pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, Piotr Anderszewski, Helmut Deutsch, Rudolf Jansen and Robert Tear. In addition, she has played for Manuel Rosenthal, composer and good friend of Maurice Ravel, who proclaimed her interpretation of Ravel’s Valses Nobles et Sentimentals one of the best he had heard.

Ms. Baiocchi holds a Bachelors Degree and a Performer Diploma from Bloomington's Indiana University as well as a Performer's Certificate - the school's highest award. She was also a Dean's Award and Friends of Music scholarship recipient, a participant in the Auer Hall Honors Concerts, a participant in 'Benjamin Britten: a Festival of Song' and the Charles Ives Performance Workshop, and was a soloist in Brahms' Second Piano Concerto. In addition, she holds a Diplôme des Etudes Musicales from the Conservatoire National de Région Boulogne-Billancourt in France. Her principal mentors were Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Leonard Hokanson, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Evelyne Brancart. She also studied with Jean-Claude Pennetier, Elly Ameling, Emile Naoumoff, and Mauricio Fuks. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Baiocchi has been based in Paris for the past two years.



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