Saturday, April 28, 2018, 7:30pm
Renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi are the madness and brilliance behind the musical comedy that is Duo Baldo. Their critically acclaimed concerts combine virtuosic performances, theatrical humor and pop culture.
Duo Baldo made their debut with Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli in 2004. In February 2006, they won first prize at the National Short Theater Competition in Florence. After winning first prize at the 2009 Musicomicontest, they performed at the opening of the 2010 Salzburg Festival. Other prestigious credentials include performances at Tokyo’s Musashino Cultural Foundation, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Chamber Music Society of Trieste, the Festival Classica Sant Fruitós De Bages in Barcelona, as well as appearances in Brescia, Lugano (Switzerland), Mexico City and Stockholm.
In September 2011, Duo Baldo performed a gala concert on Giacomo Puccini’s recently-restored Steinway piano with soprano Maria Luigia Borsi at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca. In 2016, the duo was highly praised for a successful television appearance on Italy’s popular talent show, “Tu Sí Que Vales”.
Violinist Brad Repp has appeared as violin soloist with José Carreras in two Asia tours. He performs on a 1736 Testore violin. Aldo Gentileschi performs on whatever piano he can find.