An international concert pianist and composer but also a rock/pop keyboard and piano player dedicating 30+ years of experience to the beauty of music. Recently featured on Queen official webpage for the project "Sheer Piano Attack". Known worldwide for his performances with legendary pianist Martha Argerich.
Gabriele Baldocci’s unique style, visionary programming and versatile artistic personality have garnered him worldwide critical acclaim and a wide following on the world stage.
Described by Jed Distler on Gramophone as a “A pianist of formidable capabilities”, Baldocci has given concerts at such distinguished venues as Tonhalle in Zurich, Musikverein in Vienna, Parco della Musica in Rome, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, Ceramic Crystal Hall in Seoul, Sala Verdi in Milan, Teatro Ghione in Rome, Teatro Rossetti in Trieste, Teatro Ponchielli in Cremona, Parnassos Hall in Athens, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari.
A passionate advocate for live classical improvisation, Baldocci’s eclectic personality made him develop innovative events where he tastefully breaks boundaries of genres and styles. As a session musician, he worked with some of the most important personalities in the world, who always praised his creative inputs and his level of preparation.
Gabriele recently set up a new home studio and he produces classical, rock and pop piano and keyboard tracks.
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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Gabriele Baldocci
In case you were a creative person with unexampled ideas on music, he would be a good companion. He lives in whole music, among classical, jazz, rock, and pop music. His touch of the piano is clear, and you will hear how he perceives the music now. On the other hand, he isn't talkative. So, the important thing when starting with him is to convey the background of your tune and wishes concretely in advance. That way, he will always answer your expectation.
Gabriele recorded some additional tracks for me and I remain thrilled with his work. One of the pieces was especially virtuostic, and, within about a week's time it sounded as if he had been playing it for years. Definitely A+ quality work, highly recommended!
Gabriele did a fabulous job recording some difficult music for solo piano for me. His playing playing was beautiful and inspired, the recording sound was perfect, and the turn-around was amazingly prompt. He has been a total pleasure to work with and I recommend him wholeheartedly.
Interview with Gabriele Baldocci
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will ONLY deliver quality.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like everything about my job. Being creative is a necessity for me, which my job fully satisfies.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I am a somewhat "unusual" classical pianist because I have always worked towards breaking barriers of genre without compromising the quality of my work. The most common misconceptions are: "He is a classical musician, so he is probably not interested in something not classical" and its opposite "if he is into other genres he is probably not a serious classical musician". My life has proven both sentences to be completely untrue.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What can I do to improve your music? What kind of message would you like me to communicate through your music?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Steinway D and my iPad with my collection of scores.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started studying piano as a child and I was considered a child prodigy when I gave my first recital at age 8. Since then, I have performed worldwide both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. As a recording artist, I took part to dozens of records for some of the most important labels in the world. Since six years, on top of my classical career, I also started a side activity as a rock keyboardist and music producer.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Freddie Mercury, for his creative approach that broke many boundaries.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Classical and rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Being adaptive.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A lifetime spent as a performing artist who was lucky enough to collaborate with some of the most amazing classical and rock musicians in the world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It very much depends on what I need to do. When I have to record a scored piano piece, I learn it completely and I try to absorb its musical content as much as possible in order to get to the real core of the musical message. If I am asked to develop something from scratch, instead, I usually start from an improvisation and then I give it a structure and work progressively on more and more details until I am satisfied with the result.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Definitely Martha Argerich, to whom I owe all my musical knowledge after 20 years of friendship and professional collaboration.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Perform and produce professional piano and keyboard tracks.