Born and raised in Foggia, Italy, Antonio Pompa-Baldi won the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 1999 and embarked on a career that continues to extend across five continents. He also won a silver medal at the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition, as well as a bronze medal at the 1998 Marguerite Long Competition in Paris. The New York Times described his playing as “meltingly beautiful.” 

Pompa-Baldi founded the Todi International Music Masters Festival, of which he is artistic director and faculty member, and sits on the juries of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world.


  • Studied with Annamaria Pennella, a legendary pedagogue from Naples and student of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
  • Mentored with pianist Aldo Ciccolini

Teaching Experience

  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    • Piano faculty
  • Additional Teaching Experience
    • Teaches at summer festivals and workshops in the U.S. and Europe
    • Founder and artistic director, Todi International Music Masters Festival, Italy