Antonio di Cristofano

Antonio Di Cristofano completed his piano studies in 1986 at the Conservatory “L.Cherubini” in Florence, under the supervision of Maestro Bacchelli. He then proceeded with with Maestro Damerini.
He performs either as a piano soloist as 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, Sinfónica de São Paulo, Thuringen Orchestra, Moravian Philharmonic, Euro Sinfonietta Wien, among others, with conductors such as 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.

In Italy, he played for important Festivals such as 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, and Festival Duni in Matera.

Antonio di Cristofano performed in many different countries, such as Romania, Spain, Mexico, USA, Turkey, Croatia, Czech Republic, Russia, South Korea, France, Austria, Germany, Poland, Canada, Norway, Japan, Swiss, Albania, Israel, England, Portugal, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belgium, Brasil, Serbia, Argentina, Sweden and South Africa.

He has recordings with Velut Luna and Millenium labels.

Mr. di Cristofano is often invited as a judge in international Piano Competitions (Compositores de España – 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, etc.). He has also been invited to teach at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, the Valencia Conservatory, in the Summer Academy in Dubrovnik, at Shanghay, Xiamen and Ningbo Conservatories in China, at the SMC Academy in Seoul, the Valletta International Piano Festival, the Sofia Conservatory, the Thessaloniki Conservatory, the Orpheus Academy in Wien and in many universities in the USA. He is currently a Guest Professor at the Xiamen Conservatory in China and in the Summer Academy Orpheus in Wien.

Antonio di Cristofano received the Paul Harris Fellows from Rotary Club.

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